Multicultural Cultural Reflection

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When I think of how to best describe my culture, I think about my upbringing, my beliefs, values, traits, religious background, and my ethnicity. My cultural background and heritage, play a big role in my identity. My culture makes me who I am and defines my traits and individualism within that culture. My descendants on both of my parent’s sides were German and Irish. I am half German and half Irish. I was raised as a roman catholic and I am a firm believer in my faith. My grandparents and my parents taught me to be strong, hold my head high, to always respect others, and to love like there is no tomorrow. When people think of Germans, they think tough, strong minded, determined, bold, and brave. I embraced these traits. Irish
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I will involve families to support my effort not only in the classroom but at home as well by collaborating with parents and caregivers so the children have developmental support on every level. There needs to be an openness, an understanding, and an effort with communication between parents and teachers so children thrive and succeed in a multicultural classroom. I would take actions to promote engagement from families. I could create an informal social event where parents and staff can become better acquainted by learning about everyone’s cultures and making them feel welcome and comfortable. I would also identify areas within the classroom and at the child’s home, if possible, where multicultural parents can be utilized so we can enhance all the areas of instruction and this way, parents will be encouraged to be more involved. I think sending home newsletters allows us to let parents know what we are working on in class and this allows parents to extend the lesson after the children are home so children re supported and encouraged through family involvement. Newsletters also allow teachers to communicate with parents about schedules, important dates, announcements, and the descriptions of units, themes, projects, and ways to supplement units at …show more content…
Multicultural education should reflect various aspects of learning techniques and styles to be able to reach children of different cultural backgrounds. It is crucial that children know their culture is valued, appreciated, and celebrated, both in school and within the home. Our culture is the amount of all the forms of love, art, and of thought. It is an invisible bond that ties us together. Our cultures create our identities, bonds people together, and establishes principles. Cultural values keep us connected to our families and they are valuable, so it is important to teach children and others about the different cultures we all celebrate in different and unique

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