Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment – Classroom Guide
This classroom guide has been designed to provide a set of guidelines for teachers and educators defining and creating positive classroom experiences for early years, primary, and secondary students.
The guide is based on a large body of research suggesting that personal qualities, also defined as social and emotional skills, can enhance academic achievement and student well-being. This includes the growing evidence that students who experience classrooms that are guided by principles of positive and trusted relationships demonstrate better achievement in the short- and long-term.
The tool offers examples of each aspect of a positive emotional climate and instructional quality, but not all of these will be relevant for each context. Users are strongly encouraged to contextualise and adapt the guide to create a set of relevant examples for each dimension described.