chapter  8
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Individualizing to Meet Students’ Needs

Previous chapters have illustrated how Barbara forges each new class into a cohesive learning community and frequently makes reference to this community when interacting with her students. In this chapter, we examine the ways in which, working within the learning community context, she also identifies and addresses the unique needs of each individual. Her concern about individuals extends to all of her students, not just those with identified special needs. It also includes their personal and social needs, not just their academic needs.