1. Pittsburgh Faison is an elementary school that is a part of the Pittsburgh Public school district. The school is located in the small town of Homewood (by Wilkinsburg) within Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school Pittsburgh Faison has many characteristics that make it different from other schools. Within the school, there is a total of 511 students in the whole school (school is from Kindergarten to 5th grade).
I also address Pluralism 3 (Students implement a range of instructional approaches and strategies that are needed to educate diverse learners in a variety of contexts) by using multiple strategies, such as leveled readings, strategic instructional groupings, and the written conversation approach to teach this
Its all about understanding the childs individual needs and meeting these needs, putting in intervention strategies to remove the barriers from learning. Our policy states: Equality of opportunity is fundamental to good practice in education, in which fairness of opportunity for all is a basic right. Diversity Diversity means different/difference.
The artifacts, classroom demographics and methods of differentiating, demonstrate a correlation to SEP 3: Diverse Learners, MN-SEPT.03.A, and MN-SEPT.03.B. By being able to know and understand all your learners you are able to make and modify your lessons so all learners can benefit from the lesson. Classroom demographics allow the teacher to see the differences between each student and who each student is. Methods of differentiating allow for the teacher to modify the lesson so all students can learn and be supported throughout the lesson. The classroom demographics I provided are examples of the classroom demographics I worked with for my student teaching in first-grade and eighth-grade History. The methods of differentiating show how I will
My parents are from the same race, African-American. My Dad grew up on the Eastside of Detroit and my Mom grew up on the Westside of Detroit. Everyone on my Dad’s side of the family is Black, however, on my Mom’s side, her mom is Black and her Dad is White. She’s the oldest of three and her younger siblings are White, giving me three White cousins.
This can, occasionally, be a problem for a teacher because the more diverse a student body is the more chances for learning disabilities will arise. (Kauchak 13) To a teacher every student can perceive to be on the same level when in reality they are not. Each student that is coming from different walks of life may learn at different paces; a certain responsibility rests upon the teacher
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.
It is no doubt that nowadays, we see around us the wealth of diversity in our nation’s schools. Definitely I will see in classroom after classroom, students of all different races and cultural backgrounds study together. Therefore, it is no wonder that as an effective teacher, I will assure to be culturally responsive and advocate for my all students rights. However, it takes more than to be aware that we are a multicultural nation. In Chapter 3, page 71 through 74, provide me the four strategies to become a culturally responsive.
During this course, I have learned a great deal of information concerning issues and trends that has been essential to my early childhood profession, however, poverty have stirred my passion in so many ways. In our society, poverty is a devastating issue in the early childhood field that can affect children and families of all cultural diversity. According to Atinc & Wright, “200 million children under the age of five in the developing world are at risk of not reaching their full development potential because they suffer from negative consequences of poverty nutritional deficiencies” (Atinc & Wright (2013). During my research, I have learned that other country such as Africa and Asia experience worst poverty that prevent the children
The diversity of student backgrounds, abilities and learning styles makes each person unique in the way he or she reacts to information. The intersection of diverse student backgrounds and active learning needs a comfortable, positive environment in which to take root. Dr. King continues by explaining, “Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed.
As a teacher, I will consider diversity as an enhancer, rather than an inhibitor. This is a pathway in which a teacher can equip students with the determination and confidence they need to be successful. I will always set high expectations and provide equitable learning opportunities for all students despite any
The teachers need to understand the instructional designs and how to apply these. In executing this effectively the learning process should expose the utilization of theoretical frameworks, student centered learning, collaboration, culturally fit (diversity), awareness of different learning styles and reflective practices (Tuitt, 2003, p.251- 253). With this we can be sure that every child can learn every child must learn with inclusive pedagogy through accessibility of
It is no easy task to incorporate cultural knowledge throughout teaching. 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.
Issues of cultural diversity are more focused, especially in the class room setting. There are several techniques that may be applied to teaching to accommodate students of diverse backgrounds. Teachers must first be aware of stereotypes, ethnocentrism, and biasness. They should apply management techniques to the physical space as well as students’ behavior. Multiple intelligence theory active learning, technology and multi cultural education are among some of the techniques that may be applied to teaching in the class room.