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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teaching Cultural Identity.

Yesterday, I talked about creating a positive class culture. It is important when designing our classrooms that we think about how we address cultural identities in our classroom.


Each student walks into our classroom with a sense of who they are and where they come from. This perspective of who they are shows up in every conversation and every piece of writing that student turns in. How can we make the student feel comfortable?

How can we teach our students to accept, embrace, and even learn from the differences among their classmates? Teaching cultural identity in some form, perhaps not in the same way as in the video I shared above,  I feel is a necessity within the first week of school.

For me, part of creating a positive class environment means learning about one another and ensuring that everyone, regardless of cultural differences, feels at home and comfortable in my classroom.

What can you do to help every student feel comfortable in your classroom this upcoming year?

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