Culturally-Diverse Teaching Strategies

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When developing an appropriate teaching strategy every teacher needs to take into consideration every single student they have. They need to take into consideration of where they come from, and how much they already have been taught already. Kids will be in different areas of learning. Some will be stronger learners and others will struggle. The teachers should observe each student so they can determine where they are when it comes to skills and other things. Once knowing that they will then be able to make a plan of strategies for each individual student to succeed in goals they need to succeed in. When it comes to being in a classroom you will have culturally diverse students. “Weinstein, Tomlinson-Clarke and Curran (2004) developed a five-part…show more content…
Acknowledging what a child says or does is very important especially when it comes to kids that are different from others. Its important to encourage all kids that everyone is different and not the same. Weather its where they are from, how they learn, what they look like, or how they talk. Its the teachers job to be able to make every child feel comfortable with their differences. I think it would be a good idea to point out some differences in students that are unique and use that as a learning opportunity for the other students. Its good to learn new things and learn about others culture. If the teacher learns more about all the different cultures the students he/she has in there class it will help them be able to communicate better with them. It'll give them a better understanding of why the student acts the way they do and how they communicate. Understanding them more will help the students feel not so different and more understood. Even if its not acknowledging the students about something that makes them different. Just acknowledging them in general with positive attention, whether it be praise for something they did that was good, sitting next to them and just watching them work, both help the kids feel good and helps them want to keep doing what they are doing for that…show more content…
I think as a school everyone should make sure all the cultures are represented. Or don't represent any at all. For example you have holidays. Everyone celebrates different holidays, especially if they come from different backgrounds. Some holidays that come to mind are Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The school as a whole should make sure they are able to support everyone that has different types of beliefs. To make sure they don't have problems teachers need to be able to communicate with the staff and other members in the school. Making sure everyone gets noticed for there beliefs will be difficult the severeness just depends on how dedicated the staff and teachers are in wanted to collaborate all the cultures. Open communication is key to succeeding in this, as well as getting input from the students on what they celebrate and how they celebrate it so the adults know how to organize something. Research will help as well. I think its important to show other students different beliefs so they are aware of what others believe and celebrate. Its good to experience different things, and definitely helps kids not judge people for believing in different
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