Diversity in the Classroom

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According to the dictionary diversity is the state or fact of being different. As teachers within the classroom we are faced with many challenges among our students because of their disabilities, customs, culture, beliefs or even their social status or ethnicity. Teaching a classroom which is diverse can be a challenge for the teacher to be successful he or she should get to know each of the students strength, weakness, skills and interest and especially their background. The teacher needs to accept that all student will learn differently and the students should see themselves as capable learners and held accountable to that belief and that responsibility. Another way in which the teacher can achieve highly in a diverse classroom is to educate himself or herself on the different customs and culture of the students. Time spend researching the students background will provide the teachers with a better insight of how to interact with her class, how to plan her lesson and this in return will decide if the teacher will developed a strong learning reaction from students within the classroom.

For a teacher to be progressive in a diverse classroom the teacher needs to value each students input and denounced any stereotypical behaviors and provide an equal opportunity for learning for each of the students. The teacher should plan lessons on diversity and allow students to be the center of the lesson. The role of the teacher then is to facilitate the students learning and should not teach the lesson as if it’s a lecture.

Seating arrangement is a major factor in a diverse classroom one way to overcome indifference is to seat students together so that different culture and background are seated together. This will allow students to learn and appreciate their fellow classmate’s customs and believes. This seating arrangement will allow the classroom to…...

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