Effective teaching means effective communication. However, with students emerging from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and abilities in today’s classrooms, the language used in teaching can often stifle students’ progress. Subjects such as math and science use jargon which can be confusing, especially when the students speak differently and may use a different language at home.
The Evenbreak Best Practice Portal is a new tool designed to help employers and their employees create inclusive workplaces. The portal covers a variety of subjects such as how to interview a candidate and bring on board new employees with a disability. The advice comes in the form of videos, from leaders who have already pioneered a way through the minefield of barriers and red tape, so employers and their staff do not have to start from scratch and can adapt the advice to their own situation.
Sesame Street, the highly acclaimed children’s television show, continues its efforts to see the “amazing” in all children. Recently, Sesame Street introduced a new Muppet character Julia, with vibrant red hair and bright green eyes- and autism. Julia now joins Oscar, Abby and Grover and all of the gang at Sesame Street.