Diversity Reflection Paper

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The second standard in the InTASC standards is Learning Differences. It is stated as follows: “The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.” In this rationale, I will explain why it is important to know and understand this standard and how it can help me be a better teacher. I understand that all students are different. I will learn everything I can about my future students, so I can know how to teach for them. I will teach to diverse cultures and communities to which my students belong. I will ensure that each student is included in my future classroom and is able to reach their fullest potential. I believe in learning who my students and individually setting higher standards for each will allow them to be successful in school and later in life. Knowing and understanding all of this will help me enable each learner to meet their higher individual standards. My artifact is a PowerPoint over Learning Diversity. In this artifact, I first listed ten of the types of diversity that I expect to see in my future classroom and I described what each one is. Secondly, I listed and described the four ways to create an inclusive, multicultural classroom. Thirdly, I explained how to get to know your students and what the best things to learn about them to become an effective teacher is. Fourthly, I explained the multiple intelligences, then I picked

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