3) Inclusive Classroom Activities and Management

How do we effectively teach self-advocacy to elementary, junior-intermediate and senior grades?

The following handbooks are catered to specific learning stages from grade 1 to grade 12. The hands-on activities may be differentiated as well as adapted to any age group with the appropriate adjustments.

Grade 1-5: A Teacher’s Guide on Self-Advocacy in the Classroom

*Click to download the handbook: Grades 1-5 Handbook

“You Can Do It from grades 1-5,” is a teacher’s guide that primarily focuses on providing hands-on activities that promotes: self-awareness and confidence, strategies on self-expression, and comprehending their rights as a learner. Friendship and anti-bullying strategies are provided, as building a classroom community that celebrates and welcomes all is integral for inclusive education and self-advocacy.

This handbook includes activities or handouts, such as:

  • Self-Advocacy is For Everyone
  • Know Yourself Resources
  • About Me
  • Know How to Ask For What You Need! (Ex: Emotional Sheet)
  • Know Your Rights
  • Friendship Activities

Grade 6-8: Handbook and Profile

“Self-Advocacy from grades 6-8,” supports the on-going development of self-awareness students at this life-stage. The descriptions are for the students to help them express their understanding however necessary modifications and accommodations should be made to engage your learners. The questions on the worksheets/handouts are provided to guide your pedagogical approach to self-advocacy in the classroom.

*Click to download the handbook: Grades 6-8 Handbook

This handbook includes activities or handouts, such as:

  • Self-Advocacy For Success!
  • Part 1: Know Yourself
  • Part 2: Know How to Communicate
  • Part 3: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • “I Can Speak Up to Describe Myself to Others!”
  • “I Can Speak Up to Ask For Help!”
  • “I Can Speak Up to Ask a Question!”
  • About Me

Grade 9-10: Success in High School – Self-Advocacy Handbook

*Click to download the handbook: Grade 9-10 Handbook

“Success in High School from grades 9-10,” centers on encouraging the educational autonomy of your students. This handbook is for your students’ usage as it incites goal setting and your students’ contribution in the IEP meetings.

This handbook includes activities or handouts, such as:

  • Self-Advocacy For Success!
  • Support Community in High School
  • Part 1: Know Yourself
  • Part 2: Know How to Communicate (Ex: Use Assertive Communication!)
  • Part 3: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Grade 11-12: University/College – Self-Advocacy Handbook

*Click to download the handbook: Grades 11-12 Handbook

“Preparing for University/College,” focuses on the transition your students will make from high school to post-secondary education. The booklet emphasizes the importance of being a successful self-advocate in their new learning setting. It provides tips on effective communication with faculty in addition to navigating through the inequities they may encounter.

This handbook includes activities or handouts, such as:

  • Self-Advocacy For Success!
  • Support Community in College/University
  • Part 1: Know Yourself
  • Part 2: Know How to Communicate (Ex: Use Assertive Communication!)
  • Part 3: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
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