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Diversity Can Benefit All I

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Diversity Can Benefit All
I have found your blog quite informative and I have endorsed the idea that educators should strive towards meeting the needs for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Diversity has created a vivacious mixture of cultural, ethnic, linguistic, social conditions, and political circumstances. In the 21st century learning environment, schools need to effectively manage diversity to triumph over new challenges. The implementation of Responsive education in schools alienates inequalities and discrimination in education. Students will feel welcome, secure, and will be enthusiastic to learn in a unified learning environment. Through teachers’ attitude and expectation, culturally responsive education can be effective in schools. As educators, we are obliged to respond to the challenges that accompany the emerging ethnic and racial diversity. It is necessary for teachers to comprehend the real world of their students and families. Teachers we have to be culturally aware but, at the same time, we should avoid oversimplifying and stereotyping students. Teachers can achieve this when students and their families are given a legitimate voice when schools policies are being created. When parents are included, they can share information on their culture which can be beneficial to the teaching and learning process.

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The structure of our school,

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The structure of our school, specifically beginning every day with a Crew Meeting, allows the students to appreciate their capacity for academic and social learning and helps them realize that they belong to a larger school community. The common language of ELAMS provides students with clear expectations across grade levels and prepares them for success beyond the classroom walls

MS & US Chinese and Chinese history teacher from Bronx, New York

It's all about diversity

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Great post! I think cultural diversity is definitely a challenge to, especially American metropolitan schools, where students come from diverse cultural backgrounds. I think the best solution is to recruit teachers with multi-cultural backgrounds, or ones that are receptive to multi-cultural backgrounds. Professional Development can focus on informing teachers of cultural diversity and international issues.

I also find that even with similar cultural backgrounds, the diversity of learning styles among different students is another issues to tackle with. One solution I have found is to ask my high school students to fill out self-evalutions about themselves. I find it helpful because from their self-evalutions, I can learn what kind of learners they are, so that I can understand them better and adjust accordingly.

Leah tharp (not verified)

Expeditionary Learning

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I agree that cultural diversity must be recognized within the classroom, and that recognizing this might lead to a more effective school culture. But in the title it mentioned Expeditionary Learning and I was hoping that you might address how this type of learning might meed the needs of students.

Heidi (not verified)

Hi - I found your post to be

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Hi - I found your post to be most interesting. I think it is very important for educators to address cultural and social differences in their classrooms. You are right that some students are misdiagnosed, and hopefully more educators will build an awareness for their students.

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