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Graduate TA Handbook and Resources

A Handbook for Teaching Assistants and Teaching Fellows in Arts & Sciences

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Brown's Sheridan Center defines inclusive teaching as "an explicit intellectual and affective inclusion of all students into our fields and disciplines, through course content, assessment, and/or pedagogy." When thinking about including students, there are many forms of diversity to keep in mind. These include, but are not limited to: race, gender identity, sexuality, ability, religion, and socioeconomic background. Your class will run better and your students will learn better if everyone feels welcome and safe. 

Read about the merits of the inclusive classroom. Additionally, the resources below can guide you in learning more about what an inclusive classroom is and the basics of how to create one yourself.

Resources for specific groups

Creating an inclusive, positive classroom climate

Using your inclusive classroom to engage and motivate students

Dealing with the aftermath of crisis or national tragedy