Children are different from each other in many ways; many factors contribute to their diversity. The goal, however, of all teachers is that “all” children should learn and have an opportunity to have an education regardless of their race, gender, socialstatus. Children in classrooms face all kinds of discrimination through their peers. Different social backgrounds contribute to a lot of problems children can have. Some children who may come from a “higher” social status can make children who don’t have those opportunities feel inferior in school and that can have a tremendous effect on their motivations to learn.
There are children who may not have a two parent household. Some have one or some have none, but the main goal as a teacher is to be able to bring all diversity’s together by motivating your students in the classroom. This can be done by making them feel comfortable with you and their surroundings. To achieve this, I believe you need to address your own experiences you faced through discrimination, stereotypes, prejudices and even racism. It’s important that the kids who come from different backgrounds feel like they can relate to what you’re saying. It is just as equally important that the children who are considered the “majority” race also hear the importance of accepting the differences that other kids bring to the classroom and that they also can benefit from learning different experiences from them.
One of the most important steps in multicultural education is the belief that every student can and will succeed no matter what culture, race and ethnicity they come from. Children from different cultural backgrounds offer so much more to the classroom than they are credited for. They teach us about diversity, unity, culture, understanding, patience, and an understanding of their backgrounds.
In the following discussion I will draw on tutorial tasks 'A' and 'B' and further readings, as I reflect on the knowledge I have gained from my work and the work of others in this subject. The topics, such as 'Language and Literacy in the Classroom' and 'how children can be supported with their Language and Literacy Development' are of great interest to me. Therefore I will reflect on new ...
The fact that some people feel that children who come from “minority” parents miss out on family type situations at school, I feel is an unfair statement. Who decides first of all that because my parents are of an origin not associated with the dominant race that I am consideredthe minority race. The fact of the matter is yes we all come from different backgrounds, inner city kids have it differently than those who live in suburbia, but does different mean bad? When you take into account the fact that most kids who live in suburbia majority of those parents have high paying jobs , they had the opportunities presented to them much easy then those parents who have to sometimes work two jobs because the opportunity’s weren’t there for them as easy as white suburbia. It is unfair to judge parents of “minority” kids who don’t participate in school functions because a lot of the times they are working , sometimes you’re dealing with a single parent and sometimes maybe what is considered important to other cultures like the “majority” race might not be as important to the parents of inner city kids. That doesn’t mean they don’t love their kids any less if anything I believe a lot of children who come from inner city kids, their parents actually care more so than that of white suburbia. Kids I believe who come from upper class to upper middle class homes, come from such a distorted view of how the “real world” really is. They don’t face the challenges that most inner city kids face or know what it’s like to be considered “at risk” because of they are considered a product of what the dominant race wants to categorize them as. Yes there are times when parents of inner city kids can do more , but who are we to pass judgment on any race just because they are minority? I feel it needs to be assessed individually rather than as a whole.
I am a believer in “it’s not what you say but how you say it”. In order for your school climate or “flow” to be successful in the classroom, how you address each and every child’s diversity plays a big part in the climate of learning in the classroom. How you speak and model for your student is just as important in order to get them to stay focused and motivated in class. Their basic needs of nurturing needs to be met at home otherwise they will look for it somewhere else and often times the classroom. If you don’t meet these needsas a teacher the desire to learn will be lost. A student who lacks in these basic emotional needs like nurturing, love, belonginess, self-worth, usually do so because their home life isn’t meeting any of these needs. It is our job as teachers to try and close that gap that is missing at home and make the classroom a place of trust, positivity, and sense of security. Children who feel like they can express themselves in classrooms thrive when they get out on their own into society. It is those who were given the encouragement and believe that they are special and talented in the classrooms that feel they are worthy of achieving their goals.
Is the Best Family the Typical American Family? Do we live in a world with no problems? Everyone's attitude and the way they live life and treat others originates from the way they were brought up. Some people had both parents, some lived in a single parent families, and there were unfortunate peoples. The oldest of all the societies and natural is the family. Again the kids never stay dependant ...