Within my grade four class at Pelangi school I have a range of students in my class - a student with autism and several students with ESL needs, as well as some students who need acceleration in certain areas. As their teacher I need to cater for this in my teaching using strategies to help them to engage and learn.
Some of these strategies include:
Spending one on one time with students where possible when they need it
Clarifying learning by asking ongoing questions to assess their learning.
Asking concept checking questions using random name cards so it is not just the most confident students answering the questions and to keep all students engaged.
I acknowledge effort, not just achievement.
I encourage learning buddies pairing more confident students with weaker ones in order to encourage learning in community.
I am flexible with my teaching style, using my reflections on lessons to consistently tailor my lessons to be most effective for the group and their particular needs.
I use visual aids as much as possible (this is of particular benefit to my special needs and ESL students).
Extending children in the task if needed.