Inclusion of every child
Probably the most important fundamental in teaching is making sure that every child is included. There is nothing worse than a child isolated in a lesson because they feel distant from the rest of the class in one way or another. Likewise for a teacher, it is a horrible feeling when you see a child sitting away from the rest of a group because they don‚Äôt feel part of a team. Naturally, as a teacher you want all of your class to get on with one another and work together in harmony. Realistically though this isn‚Äôt always the case, and there will be times as a teacher whereby you simply just cannot let children work together within chosen groups, or you will have to make allowances to ensure that team work runs smoothly and effectively. It is also important to remember that factors such as EAL and SEN can segregate children apart from the rest of the class when it comes to group work. Children with EAL or SEN may find it difficult to mix or to communicate when it comes to joining in with certain activities. This can make a child feel inadequate or isolated from the rest of the class, and through no fault of their own. Alternatively, there may be a child or two in the classroom that doesn‚Äôt have a very nice home background, and again, they may react differently in certain situations, not feeling content with the working environment they are in. As teachers, we question ourselves constantly on if we are doing enough to ensure that ‚ÄòEvery‚Äô child in the classroom is being treated fairly and getting the correct treatment they deserve. So we alter and make changes to ensure each child within the classroom is comfortable with the situations that they are working in. no child is the same which is something we as teachers recognise, so careful planning of lessons, with the option of on-the-spot or futures changes are the way to keep every student as happy as they can be. I will leave you with a little blog I found on TES this week that inspired me to write about this topic. Just follow the link below…¬†And remember‚Ä¶ Every Child Matters!