"Managing Diverse Classrooms"
A must-read by Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull
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The Bridging Cultures Project [the inspiration!]
Carrie Rothstein-Fisch and Elise Trumbull, along with their colleagues, developed the Bridging Cultures Project, which involves seven elementary school teachers who work with large numbers of immigrant Latino students; they became teacher researchers for the project. The things they learned from the project about teaching and managing a classroom filled with students from different cultural backgrounds make up the content of the book.
Be prepared to learn...
- How the home culture of Latino immigrant students differ from the "mainstream" culture of U.S. schools
- The difference between a student with a collectivistic cultural background (most of the world's population) and a student with an individualistic cultural background (prevails in American education)
- Why it is important to understand these differences
- How, as an educator, you can take advantage of students cultural traits to improve classroom management, student performance, and parent-teacher relations
- Teacher-developed strategies that take advantage of the cultural values that diverse students and their families offer
- How to reduce competition in the classroom driven by the individuals strive for personal success
- The difference between cheating and helping and how to encourage helping in the classroom