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Based on the article, "Mindful Reflection as a Process for Developing Culturally Responsive Practices," prepare a 500-750-word reflective essay. Within your essay, address the following: * Describe personal frames of reference regarding cultural, linguistic, and gender differences; * Reflect upon how these differences influence your ability to create a learning environment that respectfully encompasses cultural and other individual differences; and * Describe specific ways to incorporate your student's abilities, interests, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds into the learning environments. Support your essay with 3-5 scholarly resources, including the Dray and Wisneski reading. Prepare this assignment according to the…show more content…
30). It is important to recognize that attributions can be negative or positive and may lead to overgeneralizations and prejudice, which classroom teachers should minimize (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 31). Diversity challenges can be affected by misunderstandings in difference of gender, race, class, geographic location, language, religion, family structures, abilities, and family/personal history (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p Teachers should also understand the deeper meaning of behavior in daily classroom interactions of students who may or may not be labeled with a disability but who present behavior challenges in the classroom (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 31). The educator must not blame or label the student or the behavior (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 31). Educators must constantly engage in self-reflection about their assumptions and attitudes toward students (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 31).. 28). Consider talking with other professional personnel who specialize in multiculturalism (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 33). Share your interpretations in a spirit of collaboration to learn from family members about their expectations and norms for behavior (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 33). After teachers have considered alternative explanations and developed a different interpretation of a situation, they are able to change their behavior (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 33). Educators should view
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