Inclusive Classroom Toolkit
This Inclusive Teaching Toolkit is designed to assist faculty in understanding the concepts of inclusive teaching and incorporating these ideas into your classroom. This toolkit is part of the upcoming GWSPH DEI Initiative that is being developed to respond to a societal call for social justice by changing the way GWSPH works to integrate DEI into every sphere of our work. This initiative encompasses Academics, Research, Practice, and Operations. The Inclusive Teaching Toolkit is one of many aspects of the Academic branch of the initiative. GWSPH DEI efforts will be regularly updated on their home page.
The Inclusive Teaching Toolkit is designed to support faculty by providing introductory resources to begin your exploration of inclusive teaching, checklists you can use to make your classroom more inclusive, exercises to implement these concepts in the classroom, reflections to guide your consideration of inclusive teaching issues, and additional resources (GW and External) to provide you more in-depth material about inclusive teaching. Whether you are new to inclusive teaching or have already been incorporating inclusive teaching concepts into your classroom, this toolkit has resources to assist you.
The Inclusive Teaching Toolkit will be updated regularly. In addition, other inclusive teaching events (e.g., speakers, workshops) will be scheduled. If you have any questions, or would like to be involved in developing the Inclusive Teaching Toolkit please email Sara Wilensky (email@example.com).
This webpage will be updated regularly with new resources and events. Check here for the most recent additions.
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Where should I start?
New to Inclusive Teaching? Start with the Introductory Resources, including An Introduction to Inclusive Teaching and 5 things you can do to make your classroom more inclusive.
Want to hear directly from students about the importance of inclusive teaching? Watch this powerful 7-minute video, “What I Wish My Professors Knew” from Stanford’s FLI program (first-generation and/or low-income students).
Want a quick check of your course content for inclusivity? Start with Choose Inclusive Content Checklist. This document provides ideas about how to review your course materials for inclusivity.
Still not sure? Peruse the tabs on the left to review the checklists, exercises, reflections, and other resources. (GW and External)
Checklists are short documents that provide professors with specific actions to take or ideas to consider to make their classroom more inclusive.
- Choose inclusive content checklist
- 5 things you can do to make your classroom more inclusive
- Foster an inclusive classroom climate checklist
- Discussion Ground Rules
These exercises provide various ways to promote an inclusive classroom. Various types of exercises are provided (before the semester, in-class, student only, faculty and student, etc).
Reflections are intended to help professors think through common issues that detract from the inclusivity of the classroom experience.
- GW Office of Diversity, Engagement, Equity and Inclusion:Tools for Faculty and Staff to Create an Inclusive Campus
- Inclusive Practice Inventory from GW’s LAI Instructional Core Team
- GW’s Global Diversity in the Classroom: A framework for faculty empowerment
- Founding Scholars (First-Generation Student Programming)
- GW Multicultural Student Services Center
Didn't find what you are looking for? Not to worry. There are many excellent resources. Find quick links below to additional resources to help you create a more inclusive student experience.