Student Diversity In The Classroom

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The IRIS Modules are split up onto five sections, the challenge, initial thoughts, perspectives and resources, wrap up, and assessment. The first module under diversity, give a case where the teachers lessons worked well in one school, but they are not working in her new school. The students seem to be disconnected, bored and uninterested even though she puts a lot of effort and time into her lessons. My initial thoughts were that the history topics we not culturally relatable to the students at her new school. They were not interested in history lessons that do not affect them. I think it is important to acknowledge student diversity in the classroom. It helps the students and teacher connect to one another. It helps the teacher understand …show more content…
The perceptions or misperceptions a teacher has can positively or negatively affect the expectations of a student. This then affects the student’s performance in class. We need to have high expectations for all students. All teachers needs to understand students cultures because the tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language can vary across cultures. The same goes for the way the students learn, in some cultures children are expected to learn through observation, and in others they are expected to ask a lot of questions. Knowing students background will change a teacher’s instruction. Culturally responsive teachers acknowledge and respect other cultures, and use a variety of instructional techniques that will help connect with students. Teachers also need to promote success of English language learners and students with disabilities. As teachers, we need to be able to make appropriate adjustments and supports so all student are able to participle and learn to their full ability. Teachers also need to be aware of students socioeconomic status because students with low socioeconomic status may not access to additional educational resources and supports outside of school. The most important thing as a teacher is to know and understand your …show more content…
There are a lot of different needs and personalities in the class. Children with ADHD need to have shorter lessons because they get distracted easily. Directions should be clear so the students know exactly what is expected of them. I learned to provide students with a checklist and other visual cues to remind them of classroom routines, this will also help with transitions. They will become more aware for what is coming up next and they will then be able to put away or take out whatever supplies are needed. Another tip to help with focus and attention is to set a time for the students to visually how much time they have left. I learned that it is helpful to ask student what works best for them, and what are the things that are making it challenging to pay attention. This connection with the student will provide you with a better understanding and they will also see that you are working to help them

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