Diversity

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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.
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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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