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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do
From EduTopia website, 2015. Differentiated instruction (DI) casts a spell on educators as to how it meets all students' needs. The skillset required to differentiate seems mystical to some and incomprehensible to others in this environment of state standards and high-stakes tests. Where does one find the time? The reality is that every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.
Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know
By Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, St. Johns University, in the online TESL Journal (Teachers of English as a Second Language),
This article looks at the need for teachers to be culturally responsive and competent as schools and classrooms become increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. It highlights five points of cultural difference with which all teachers should be aware when teaching students of diverse backgrounds.
Differentiated Instruction Infographic
Infographic illustrates "What Is (and Is Not) Differentiated Instruction?"
How Can We Prepare Teachers to Work with Culturally Diverse Students and their Families? What Skills Should Educators Develop to Do This Successfully?,
From Harvard Family Research Project. One of the most important skills we need to develop in Pre-K–16 teachers is their ability to build on the knowledge that students bring into classrooms, particularly that knowledge which is shaped by their family, community, and cultural histories
Inclusive Teaching Strategies
From Cornell University, Center for Teaching Excellence. Inclusive teaching strategies refer to any number of teaching approaches that address the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. These strategies contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment, in which students feel equally valued.
Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers
From Edutopia website, contains links to a number of resources for teaching in diverse classrooms, including (see links below to connect to these):
• Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know
• How Can We Prepare Teachers to Work with Culturally Diverse Students and their Families? What Skills Should Educators Develop to Do This Successfully?,
Strategies for Teaching Culturally Diverse Students
On TeacherVision website. There are many school factors that affect the success of culturally diverse students – the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement of the community, and culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few. Of all of these factors, the personal and academic relationships between teachers and their students may be the most influential.