Name: Nicole Dempsey
Twitter name: @NDempseyDTA
Subject taught (if applicable): Geography
What is your advice about? Inclusion
1: Get to know the students with additional needs in your classes. Speak to them, the SENCo, their parents…
2: Take ownership of every child you teach. Don’t expect a TA or hope for a withdrawal intervention to affect your lesson.
3: Have high expectations for your additional needs students; the biggest barrier to their success is low expectation. The world isn’t ready for them, they need you behind them.
4: Be firm, but fair.
5: Be kind – it’s the only rule.