What I Learned About The Culture

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Introduction Culture is defined as a “characteristic and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts” (“Culture,” n.d., para 1). As I ponder the culture question as to whom I am, I realize I have a hard time explaining who I am. My religion is that I am a Methodist. I am quite shy when it comes to outings and friends. I have been told by the few friends I do have that I am a collector of strange and unusual facts. I like to stay to myself that way I cannot get hurt by others. As for food, I enjoy a variety of foods. I have taught myself how to cook through google and I have mastered Korean cuisine as well as several other ethnicity foods dishes. I…show more content…
In some ways, I as an educator can foster creativity in the classroom by embracing each part of learning. Educators should showcase each students work on a bulletin board to embrace diversity and problem solving techniques (Lee, n.d.) Almost every aspect of childcare, feeding, diapering, and toilet training, is influenced by cultural beliefs and values. How parents talk to children, touch them, bath them, dress them, and nap time are all cultural behaviors. Over time, children learn who they are and what to do through these experiences, absorbing a sense of their routines, traditions, languages, cultures, and national or racial identities (Mayesky, 2012). Educators main objectives is to find out how each individual family’s lifestyle and the goals for their children. If a child comes from a variety of cultures the task may seem overwhelming. Overtime the educator will get to know each child’s needs and begin to make an exceptional parent child experience by learning and understanding their needs and cultural priorities. School and families are a partnership. Parents are more than likely eager to explain the connections between what they do and their cultural beliefs (Lin, Lake, & Rice, 2008). There are two main goals that an educator can provide to assure participation in the classroom. First, assist children with recognizing differences, as well as similarities, among all children. Allow children to explore varying cultures will create different opportunities for
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