Entry 2: Learning Differences
Understanding the diversity and demographics of your classroom is an important part in creating an inclusive learning environment, however, it’s only half of the requirement. Students must not only feel that their teacher understands their background, but that their teacher respects, values, and welcomes it as well. The simplest way to ensure all students are receiving an equal opportunity in their academic life is to keep communication open. Of course, each lesson should be planned with the specific classroom diversity in mind to avoid any potential issue. That being said, parent meetings are bound to take place and some guardians will become overwhelmed. In these situations, it’s best to focus on the common ground, that is, the student and their education. Putting this first always will enable each learner to meet rigorous standards regardless of the cultural differences.