Creating An Optimal Learning Environment For Students With Diverse Needs

732 Words Jul 5th, 2016 3 Pages
This standard expects educators to exercise understanding for all background types to create an optimal learning environment for students to reach high standards in education. Being cognizant of cultural influences can enhance the educational process, by creating unique approaches to help students understand and connect to topics in class. Through diverse experiences in class as well as in an internship, I have shown my ability to perform this standard. My understanding of individual differences as well as student’s diverse cultures and communities has grown through MUS# 262 Music for Students with Diverse Needs. This course discusses the importance of providing music instructions to students with diverse needs, as well as how to adapt and manipulate instruction so students may participate to the best of their ability. These courses’ Field Experience, and collaboration with the band directors at Lynhurst 7th and 8th grade, has contributed to the skills I have gained to help continue growth and awareness of students with diverse needs. By understanding a student’s background an educator can help to give students examples as well as bring value to what the student is learning. Making a commitment to know the students and how to help them achieve their fullest potential is extremely important to helping students understand they can do anything they put their mind to. For example Mrs. Brightman emphasizes in Artifact 3 how my commitment to her students motivated them to…

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