Many of the students in Project Athena will be on free or reduced lunch status, be minority students or have a learning disability of some kind.Beyond differentiation of reading and task demands, these students may need targeted instructional attention to assure success.Open, effective communication, as well as clear channels for feedback optimizes the opportunity for discussion of issues related to inclusion and discrimination.Every organization starts from a different place and in a unique context, but all have room for improvement.The following ideas for teachers include cognitive and socio-emotional development considerations, written expression and organizational considerations, and ideas for working with twice-exceptional learners.The teacher: Some students in Project Athena may be twice-exceptional, both gifted and learning-disabled or attention deficit.
Organizational leaders play an important role in setting the tone for the shift towards increased diversity and inclusiveness in an organization.
Orientation Employee engagement and retention Performance management Flexible work arrangements Interpersonal communication Learning & development The following are additional considerations to ensure that organizations create, support and nurture diversity: When individuals feel that they cannot be themselves at work, they will not engage fully as part of the team or in assigned work.
For example, an employee may feel that sexual orientation or a hidden disability cannot be revealed due to fear of reprisals.
If you decide to expand your practice to work with such cases, you’ll quickly find you must make some changes—some small, others a bit more cumbersome—to smooth the way for your new clientele.
Let me illustrate by using my own firm as an example.