Date
20 September 2021

Support participation and build confidence

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Helpful classroom strategies years 9-13'

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Support student autonomy

Support student autonomy

A student describes how his teacher works in partnership with him to provide a more effective learning environment.

Build student confidence

Build student confidence

Discuss with students what will support their participation and motivation.

Build these suggestions into your teaching practice.

  • Ask your student what helps them to learn (for example, text-to-speech or quiet spaces) and build their suggestions into your planning.
  • Use your knowledge of the student’s interests, strengths and culture to create opportunities for them to take the lead.
  • Identify classroom situations (jokes, verbal instructions given from a distance) that may exclude some students. Provide alternative access or information.
  • Recognise avoidance strategies and provide support and encouragement.
  • Give ongoing prompts and positive feedback, and provide strategies that help students when they get stuck.
  • Create a class culture where students support each other.

Accessible learning materials

Accessible learning materials

Support participation by offering students digital materials they can independently adjust and personalise to suit their preferences.

One-to one-interactions

One-to one-interactions

Increase regular opportunities for one-to-one and small group interactions to support more personalised conversations about learning.

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Source: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Source:
Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Tips for school staff

Tips for school staff

NZSL is Zoe's first language. She shares useful tips for staff across the school on making Deaf students feel included.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Helpful classroom strategies years 9-13”:

Return to the guide “Deaf or hard of hearing students and learning”

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