Inclusive teaching refers to the strategies we can use in the classroom to address the needs of students with a variety of abilities, backgrounds and learning preferences. In an inclusive environment, all students feel valued, regardless of their ethnicity, age, ability, identity or family background.
Because we as faculty are also diverse, we may inadvertently use teaching strategies or language that make some students feel excluded. By simply recognizing our own biases and adjusting our teaching accordingly, we can create a climate where all students feel welcome and can succeed.
Teaching and Learning Services has developed a Creating an Inclusive Classroom guide for UTSA faculty exploring these inclusive teaching strategies.