In order to create an inclusive classroom for all students, I offer information in ways that all learners will be able to understand and retain. For example, I make slideshows of instructions for visual learners and give out links to audiobooks for auditory learners or students who struggle with reading comprehension and attention.
This is the seating arrangement from my 9th grade English class during my professional semester at Tecumseh High school. By grouping students together, I was able to enhance learner development by easily allowing for group collaboration. Students were also able to easily view our focal wall, which is where our projector was pointed. Using this seating chart, I am able to easily flow through direct instruction with quick transitions into discussion and teamwork, while also allowing for independent work.
I believe that the best way to insure customized education is with a portfolio approach. I use a portfolio to gauge where a student is, so that I may focus in on each individuals needs. This also allows me the opportunity to have students self asses and work collaboratively with others through sharing their own portfolios and presenting their work. Below, I have attached my English capstone essay and presentation pertaining to Portfolio Based Grading as well as a Technology Capstone paper with some resources and archiving tools I use to keep resources and manage my classroom and set up my own portfolios.