#whatisschool has 2 more weeks before a well deserved Christmas Vacation. I am super excited about this week’s chat as I welcome the legend herself, Bev Ladd to the #whatisschool stage! Come and join us this week to discuss how we celebrate cultural diversity.
One of the most inspiring attributes and strengths of a classroom or school can be found from within. Everyday classrooms with children that come from different walks of life, different religions and cultural backgrounds meet. Instead of looking at these differences, classrooms should utilize and embrace them! Celebrate them and use these differences as a resource! Give students the opportunities to connect, share, collaborate, learn, from others outside your classroom as well! Open your room up to so the learning doesn’t stop where your walls begin! The walls should be there just to keep the bugs out! How can we create culturally responsive classrooms? How can we inspire others to use the diversity in their classrooms/ schools as a treasure instead of a deficit. Join #whatisschool this week and let’s discuss ways you use your culturally diverse classroom and let’s find new ways and ideas to inspire each other!
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Questions #whatisschool, December 15, 2016 6PM EDT
1) Why is it important to have a classroom that celebrates cultural diversity?
2) What does a classroom that celebrates diversity look like through a teacher’s’ eyes and a student’s eyes?
3) What ways can we give students opportunities to engage in cultural conservations?
4) How do you ensure your students’ have opportunities to learn, connect, collaborate with other responsive classrooms?
5) Share any projects/lesson you have done that might inspire others to be more culturally responsive.
6) What resources would you share with teachers who are wanting to build more cultural awareness in their classroom not only in December but throughout the year?