"Reality Pedagogy": actively valuing students' expertise on their lives, communities, ways of learning
Learning shapes identity and identity shapes learning
appearance, interests, learning style too!
career aspirations circles we belong to culture/country language spoken personality
co-teaching and identity texts/webs too!
student voice choice differentiation student work feedback
-have high expectations-celebrate student achievement-have texts/resources that accurately & positively reflect their culture (and contributions)-community engagement-believe in them-support through hands-on, teamwork, visual organizers, and time to think and respond
Identity is complex and multi-faceted.
In other words, co-own the class with your students!
Where do I go from here?
Teachers can "see and hear" student identity in a variety of ways.
A teacher's checklist to engage & honour FNMI student identities
One final thought: don't insist on "a class being structured one way, with a single measure of success, and materials created from one viewpoint".