A classroom should be filled with a wide variety of languages, experiences, and cultural diversity. An effective teacher understands the importance of culturally responsive teaching, and recognizes the significance of including students ' cultural references in all aspects of learning. Having an enriching classroom that engages all students does not mean making judgments about a student’s culture based on their skin color, gender, or socioeconomic status, rather it means knowing each student in a way that is individualized. According to the authors of The First Day of School: How to be an Effective Teacher Harry Wong, race, gender, religion, financial statue, and skin color is the least important factor determining a student’s achievement. Moreover, demographics and culture are not an excuse for students’ lack of achievement. (pg.80) Acknowledging and embracing a student’s racial or ethnic background is important, but it is just a piece of the educational puzzle. Effective teachers must be culturally responsive, with fine-tuned classroom management skills, and high expectations for all their students.
As a second grade classroom teacher, I believe it is important for other educators to be aware of culturally responsive teaching which is closely related to multiculturalism. Culturally responsive teaching is pedagogy aware of the importance of considering the students’ culture in their learning. America’s educational system was built on a foundation of inequalities. There were many social and racial injustices in our history of education. These same inequalities are still around in the present day. We must break the chain and teach in all fairness for everyone to be successful. As teachers, we must teach the whole child and all children. This would be taking in consideration the variety of cultures in one class when creating lessons
Ava DuVernay’s documentary film “13th” shows a strong connection between a sky-rocking increase in incarceration (from 357,292 in 1970 to 2,306,200 in 2014) and slavery, which is why the author of this film insists the viewers take a good look at the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (United States Statutes at Large, volume 13, page 567).
In today’s world, educators must be aware that talking about diversity with their students is crucial. Classrooms throughout the United States consist of diverse groups of students, specifically students of different cultures. In “The Melting Pot,” Anna Quindlen describes how individuals from different cultures can get along with one another—a positive relationship. This relationship represents a melting pot; a pot in which individuals from different cultures are treated equally—one’s culture is respected. A melting pot is a community in which different individuals from different countries intermingle with each other—a diverse community is formed. As I read this short story, what caught my attention the most is how Quindlen delivers her main
The United States has an increasing ethnically and racially diverse population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2012), the U.S. population is projected to be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060. By then, groups that are commonly referred to as racial minorities, will make up the majority of the U.S. population. With the constant increase in this country’s diverse population, public schools are also becoming more diverse.
All students are unique in their own way. In any given classroom a teacher is designated to, he/she must be able to cater for diversity. Students are diverse is many ways, for example, their motivation level, personalities, disabilities, interests ,language, learning styles, abilities, cultural background, socioeconomic background, past learning experience and their social economic states; therefore each student will learn differently because of their individuality. In catering for diversity in my classroom, I will create a number of strategies which will assist all students in fulfilling their learning needs.
Chapter three’s main focus was to break down and take a more in depth look at the many categories of race, class, gender, and disability in the classroom and how each of them affect what we do and how our classroom operates. Although it is only the third chapter and
Within any classroom there are students and each student has a variety of needs that can affect the learning of the student and the teacher’s ability to instruct the student. These needs can influence a student’s learning experience academically, emotionally, socially and many other aspects to varying degrees; depending on how much a student’s learning experience is affected, the student’s academic progress can be hindered due to their needs not being addressed. Any parent and teacher would want every student to have equal opportunities to grow and develop academically and to become productive members of society. However, by not considering that a student might have specific needs that should be addressed, the student is being
Good morning and welcome to our first annual cultural diversity retreat for South Glen Elementary school. The school board funded this three-day event in preparation for our upcoming school year. We will be receiving students from a culture different than the American culture we, as staff and our present students, are accustomed. We will have 30 Bosnian immigrants. Each class will take approximately 6 to 7 new students to maintain the average class size of 25 students. This means 20% of the school will be comprised of the new students.
There are numerous people that view or assume that conflict is destructive. But some other individuals perceive conflict in a different insight because there can be made changes to address the problems regarding the conflict. There are positives perspectives on conflict like it provides opportunities for individuals to present contradictory yet fairly valid views that allow the understanding of their contributions to their jobs. Many Health care workers face recurrent conflicts because of the lack of communication and making assumptions. Many staff members may claim that they are no conflicts in there workfield others may argue that this is the outcome of not acknowledging conflict.The majority of conflicts uprise from
My teaching philosophy stems from my belief that the gauge of a teacher 's success is how effectively the teacher prepares students, not only for present courses, but for their future professional careers. As a Nurse, I am committed to the nursing profession and I chose nursing since; nurses have the chance to a life changing event to every patient. Nurses promote Health Education, Healing and Prevention of Illness, as well as performing end of life care through a dignified death. I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to contribute to humanity, to feel that the world was in some small way, better because I was a part of it.
Every student with disabilities is also obligated to an IEP specifically for the student’s needs between the ages of 3 and 21 under IDEA. The IEP is created by a team of six or seven, depending on the age of the student. The six members are the parents, an individual that can explain the assessment results, keep in mind, the faculty of the school must not under any circumstances conduct the evaluations without parental consent. Also included is the general education teacher, a local representative from the local education department, the special education teacher and of course the student, who must be included in the meeting if the student is fourteen or older. In this IEP meeting the team members go over what has been planned for the IEP
People are living in the era of globalization. Every year, there is an increase in the number of immigrants and emigrants to foreign countries with the purpose of living and studying. As a result, cross-culture communication takes place in many nations. Obviously, no one can learn everything about all cultures and not any culture is completely similar. This inevitably entails culture conflict.
Have you heard before about multicultural education?. In the last years multicultural education has been increasing in all the countries around the world, but the question is why this issue became so relevant and how this kind of education brings impact, rather positive or negative to students?