Smithsonian National Education Summit
Just a few months ago, I was scouring the Internet as a high school senior, trying to find a way to spend my summer before starting my freshman year of college. I have always been drawn to the Smithsonian, from its thriving museums and centers that share ideas to the expansive network of researchers creating new knowledge. I knew I wanted to contribute to this amazing community before I left the greater Washington D.C. Area.
Creating an inclusive environment is something that I strive for. Not only do I work towards making sure my classroom is a safe place, but I also work to make sure that if any student wants to perform an experiment or participate in an activity, they can perform that activity as best they can.
The following recommendations are based on personal observations and experiences as well as, suggestions I’ve received from friends and students with disabilities. I offer them as a way to start to engage students with disabilities and create a more inclusive learning space: