Diversity in the Classroom
By eaa8226, Updated
How I will accommodate all students in my classroom and encourage them to learn about others from diverse cultures in a safe, welcoming environment.
My class has students from many different cultures and backgrounds. Not only do we have students from different ethnic groups, but also different socioeconomic levels and with disabilities.
Because each student comes to my classroom with different background experiences and needs, they may have a difficult time learning in a traditional classroom if I don’t work to meet their needs. I want each of my students to succeed, so I work hard to differentiate lessons and the instructional strategies I use so that students can learn in the way that best fits them.
I provide different activities that cater to my students’ differing interests and abilities. I will even change the physical environment in the room to meet specific needs (like changing the desk layout to encourage group work or providing more silent study nooks).
I also want to ensure that every student feels safe and welcome in my classroom, so I plan a day each week for students to talk about something special to them or their background. This allows them to share their unique experiences with the class and helps us all learn a bit more about each other.
I teach my class that it is up to them to create an accepting environment that celebrates diversity. Students are encouraged to work with others who have different interests or skills. This not only helps them learn about others who may be different from them, but also ensures that students are not left out because they are deemed “different” or not part of a certain group.
In my classroom, diversity is welcome and encouraged. I want to show my students that their heritage, background, and uniqueness are what make them special. By creating a safe environment that caters to each student’s needs, I can ensure that each student is successful, even in a diverse classroom.
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