The following are ways for me to utilize CRT in facilitating cultural and racial equity in my classroom: - Allow students to communicate in their language (L1) because it demonstrates the acceptance of their culture and identity. I have seen many educators deny their students of this right and I made sure in my current classroom to allow students to communicate in the language that they are most comfortable with. It is important for ELL students to use both languages because they may know a word in their L1 that they don’t know in their L2. - Make sure that bulletin boards, displays, materials, and other visuals in the classroom reflect the racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds of the students. Similarly, it is essential for students to use their real-life experience to connect school learning to students’ lives.
One significant con that I can think of is that some of the topics may be sensitive and be too deep for students of such a young age to comprehend. I believe that teachers need to be taught and trained in this curriculum to successfully educate and make young mind aware of similarities and differences in
Culturally Responsive Learning Environment A culturally responsive learning environment is an environment in which teachers strive for equality and fairness in schools. It is an environment where minorities feel safe, understood, and accepted. More than that, being culturally responsive means celebrating the diversity of all cultures. Understanding what culture is and how culture dictates peoples’ actions is the first step in learning how to create a culturally responsive learning environment. Understanding Culture As a person grows up, they are surrounded and engulfed with their culture.
Dr. Jones has developed methods of classroom management that are both powerful and affordable for all teachers. Classroom management expert Fred Jones identifies "three zones of proximity" and discusses how knowing what they are can help you "work the crowd" in your own classroom. Effective ways to encourage and teach appropriate student behaviors are highly valued by educators. Thus, the theorists of classroom management mentioned above continue to provide direction of contemporary
It is a way in which the teacher anticipates and responds to variety of student’s needs. Normally, teachers can modify the content, the process and due product to create a good teaching or learning environment. It is important for teachers to adopt a differentiated instruction in class because every student is different. We have a combination of personality interests, learning styles or background knowledge. Even though it is time consuming, but it is also very useful for our learners.
Multicultural education seeks to give diverse students an equal change in school, life and contributing to build a healthy community. One of its important goals is to help all students to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills to function in this new pluralistic and changing society. Some of the skills are know perfectly another language and other culture; this will make you different from other students when you’re looking for a job and many others aspects day to day. Students have difficulties learning when a class is given in another language or when
Each teacher should be able to teach effectively to each student in and efficient manner, but they also must be able to understand everyone. Rose speaks to point when writing “teaching carries with it the obligation to understand the people in one’s charge, to teach subject matter and skills, but also to inquire, to nurture, to have a sense of who a student is” (Rose 216). Teachers being able to sense who each individual student is allows them understand what is the best way to teach this individual within the classroom’s rules. This focus on students within the classroom creates an acceptance for any idea creating balance within society. This allows students be unique and have a great sense for themselves, creating a better place for ideas to
Classroom activities should allow students to work together in diverse groups. In education it is important for students to talk about their own culture and learn about other cultures as well. Cultural and linguistic backgrounds are viewed as strengths from which educators can build pedagogy changes to incorporate students’ lives ( (Nieto, 2008). Students need to learn about the diversity in our society in order to have an acceptance and love for all people. Educators need to incorporate multicultural educational activities into the curriculum that promote acceptance among culture.
Critical Essay 2 Norma Liendo Teaching English as a Second Language Teaching today has become a very interesting job for soon-to-be or current teachers due to the high culture diversity in their classrooms. Teacher not only have to be well prepared to present quality education but also to be able to accommodate for all the students needs regardless of origin, color or race. The important point is not teaching different children but due to their different backgrounds they learn differently; thus, the teachers now need to become aware of the students’ cultures in their classroom as soon as possible. These different learning styles should make the teacher knowledgeable that he/she might have to embark on a journey to explore the students’ cultures and embrace them because at the end of the day he/she has the responsibility to teach all students in the most effective way. To become an effective teaching today
The implementation of inclusion in the classroom by the teacher was evident in the policies to be vital to its success or failure in the classroom. This requires school leaders to ensure their staff understand the impact and explain the significance of creating an environment where every student feels included so that the students will feel included, participate more and benefit in the classroom. Research by Cook et al (2000 as cited in Konza, 2008) found that when teachers show more interest, engagement and experience with inclusion they ultimately had a greater concern for students with special
As a leader, he/she should know how to communicate with the decision makers as well as with the families of the students, and his/her faculty and staff. With the growing diversity of students within our school and community, as an educational leader I will need to be able to understand the relationship between social justice, school culture, and the community. I will determine what opportunities are available within our community, discuss with the stakeholders our beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes that will shape and influence the way our school will be run. I will have to learn how to recognize the differences of
From the class I observed I noticed that the teacher often used repetition as the way to get the students to learn and get the correct answer. She did not simply tell the student what was wrong or the correct answer when they were wrong, she simply just said that is not the correct answer try again. This taught the students that the correct answer will not always be given to them right away, that they must work until they get it themselves. This is a good example of enculturation in the classroom. The students are learning from the repetition of correcting the problem.