Culturally Linguistically Diverse
Takisha Baxter, Joy Black, Kari Brown
According to The National Council of Teachers of English (2015), successful instructional strategies include the students’ cultures in the curriculum and creating an environment of respect and discovery by learning about their cultures and understanding their social norms and customs to better the educational environment. The strategies should also include information about history and different cultures beyond their holidays and the basic information. Information like social customs, interests, and ways of life should be discussed to educate the students about the other cultures and create a classroom on understanding and respect. The educator can also use materials that presents the information in different forms including, pictures, PowerPoints, videos, recordings, songs, and other non-written manipulatives. It is important to teach the main ideas and key concepts necessary to an education in the United States, but the cultural and social norms of the students should still be honored by understanding it and teaching the class about their strengths and weaknesses while learning. An example of successful teaching strategy could be a unit organized around the students. They can present on a different country and the culture within that country while sharing experiences they have had in other cultures or countries to substantiate the presentation.
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