You must consciously think about multiculturalism as you interact with students and plan lessons and assignments (Gollnick & Chinn, 2012). Every student should be treated equally, but as educators we have to remember that every student is different and learns in different ways. By treating the students equally it helps promote the student’s learning ability and the development of respect and acceptance. Multiculturalism in education is empowering our children to be really prepared and to participate in our diverse democracy (Holladay, 2013). Perspective does change depending on whether you look at the issue from the point of view of an educator, a politician, a parent or a
They could have separate churches, houses of worship, for each of their religions. They would also learn by going through the process of acculturation. Immigrants would adapt to their new surroundings by learning everything they can to survive and do well in their new nation. Immigrants would learn English and send their children to school to learn English and all about American culture. “Immigrants learned how to use American institutions such as schools, factories, and the political system.” (online book, page 588) Immigrants would have to still face some discrimination and persecution in learning to live in a new nation but they would adjust.
This will help children to relate and understand better of the new language. For example, teacher builds the concepts of new languages (Mandarin/Malay) based on children’s existing knowledge of the first language (English) in order to teach numbers, colours and animals. Last but not least, language awareness can be fostered by implementing these activities because according to social-cultural theory, language, interaction and culture are interrelated (Laoire 2014). These activities have emphasized the importance of language, interaction and culture. For example, the children get to talk about their own cultures in the activity of music and movement.
So British pronunciation is the acceptable correct pronunciation in English Second Language. The overall aim of teaching English Second Language is to develop learners’ communicative skills for meaningful interaction in the multicultural society. Therefore, English need conscious attention specifically on pronunciation of words, not just a concern to English teachers but all subject teachers. Thus, responsibility is required to assist learners, so that they could be able to read words correctly or effectively in all subjects. During my SBS experience, the researcher observed learners reading words with wrong pronunciations or mispronouncing some words.
Ayers illustrates, “I believe that culture is the frame through which all of us make sense of the world…” (Ayers 73). My practicum classroom was very diverse with the cultures of the students which added a learning advantage. The students could see and learn about others and got the opportunity to build and learn more about themselves based on the students in their class. At Ellen Hopkins, students can be in a Spanish immersion classroom if they wish, which shows how important culture and other languages are important to those in the entire school. Students had the chance to learn a second language fluently as this created an enriched intellectual opportunity because different cultures are so important in development, by creating knowledge of the world like Ayers describes above.
The diversity of the group brings out different approaches to confront any math problem. One resource that the teacher could use to make sure cultural diversity is expressed, could be to use teaching strategy websites. It is up to the teacher to make sure students are being taught multicultural lessons. The teacher shows consideration in presenting cultural diversity, by letting the students work in groups. The students can absorb any information from other students who have a diverse cultural background.
The Vocabulary Quilt strategy allows instructors to incorporate content vocabulary instruction at students’ English language proficiency. This strategy also allows students to work with others which promotes social-cultural development. The U-C-ME strategy allows instructors to uncover existing connections that students already have with content, concentrate on critical concepts, and monitor/evaluate the students understanding of a concept (Herrera, Perez, Kavimandan, & Wessels, 2013). Reflection The article on sheltered instruction did not contain any surprised for me. I have already incorporated many sheltered instruction strategies into my classroom.
The three arguments are gear towards how texting effects the child’s English abilities and academics. Obviously, the essay is catering towards English teachers and arguments they would deem important. All English teachers would want to know how texting effects the child’s reading and writing skills, two key skills an English teacher would want to pass on. All English teachers would want to prevent cheating in a classroom setting. All English teachers would want a child to be comfortable to writing.
The piece also described the careful planning that teachers must go through in order to make sure that the students will understand concepts in both languages. In closing they describe that even the most gifted and talented native English students are challenged in immersion programs, this showing that immersion is the key to learning for all students, not just English learners (Collier & Thomas,
All my teachers love my binders because it is neat, organized, and easy for them to find assignments. Another reason why I am prepared for college is because I have learned many skills from my English teacher Mrs. Maroulis about what to expect in college. Because of her class, I learned how to write good college essays, write resumes, learned what to do and not to do in college, and improved my learning so that I was able to do college level education. The last reason how Aspire helped me prepare for college is allowing me to take college level classes at school. This is a major reason because if I did not take college classes, I do not think I will be able to understand what is expected for college, how I would be able to study for tests, and how to take college seriously.