Cultural Reflection

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Culture is a delicate word. If you spoke to a Sarah Buonauro exactly 12 months ago I would have told you a definition of culture that revolved around sameness. Coming from my background living in Northern California going to schools where students were so similar. I came to Southern California with no idea of the cultures in the area. Glendale seemed like a nice place to live and it is for a big city. The culture of the area and the culture of my school site were nothing like anything I had seen before. What is culture? I found this definition very helpful “culture generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance” (Wikipedia.com). My first day on…show more content…
I’m saying things are perfect, because they are not, but things are changing for the better. Culture at GHS has been a wild ride for this hillbilly from Northern California. I see the culture shock as a blessing in my life. I feel like I’ve grown from the experience. That’s really all we can ask for from the profession of teaching that every year we learn more from our students than we can ever teach them. I’ve learned how to be calm in the face of overwhelming odds, how to control without yelling, how to teach diverse learners and more importantly how to listen and appreciate the little things that get us through the day. Culture, although a delicate word is also a broad word that can encompass many aspects of our lives. WORKS CITED http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture . Accessed September 10,

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