I’m an educator
How I Learn helps educators support students to self-advocate.
How how i learn helps educators
Having a student with unique learning or accessibility needs in your class can feel stressful. You may feel pressure that you should simply know exactly how to adjust your teaching to suit that student’s needs. Or you may not know where to start with what teaching adaptations to make. It may feel overwhelming having one more thing to have to think about on top of an already busy workload. How I Learn will help relieve this pressure and stress.
How I Learn focuses on encouraging all parties, the student, the parent/caregiver, the educator and the school, to have open communication and work as a team. It is not up to you to simply know what teaching adjustments to make, the student and family should openly communicate this information to you. Through the student completing the How I Learn learning profile, you can be assured this information is comprehensive and holistic. It is no up to you to independently solve every problem that may arise, but rather problem solve as a team.
How I Learn focuses on empowering the student to play a more active role in their learning journey. This takes the pressure off you feeling like you have to do everything by instead encouraging the student to take responsibility and advocate for their learning. This approach of empowering students to become self-advocates will not only help them (and you) during their high school years, but it sets them up for success beyond school.
Whilst it can be stressful, having a student with disability in your class can be an inspiring and rewarding experience. Having the opportunity to educate a student with disability will make you a more experienced and versatile educator. Having the opportunity to work closely with a young person with disability will probably have a profound personal impact on you too.