To ensure all students receive the proper education they deserve all educators must take into account the various learning styles of all children. Whether there are learning disabilities or not, every student must be viewed as an individuals and treated as such. Teachers have the difficult task of creating lesson plans they know will achieve the engagement and understanding of the entire class while focusing on any unique characteristics of educational limitations among all students.
Teachers, parents, family, and any other influential person(s) who are part of the lives of the students can make positive impact on their development as an individual in the future, which will be useful in both their academic and professional careers You do not need to be sitting behind a desk or within the walls of a school to learn, each and every life experience is a learning situation, especially if that student is a child.
The topics I chose to further develop and focus on are; Learning Styles, Multiculturalism, Student Diversity/Exceptionalities, and Teaching Techniques. Feel free to comment or elaborate on any or all of these topics, as well as any others. As the blog address states, everyone can help in education.
As a future Teacher the importance of recognizing the diverse family and cultural structure a student comes from is as important as how that student learns and assimilates to their education. The student make-up of a general classroom in Southern California has representation from various cultures, each with their own unique diversity. As a teacher it is our responsibility to recognize and embrace those differences to enable all the students to have the same open minded viewpoint. All students need to be accepting of others, regardless of any preconceived ideas or misunderstood perspectives. Lesson plans also need to be designed to touch upon all and respective multiculturalism in general and in specific detail, educating the students with current, factual, and motivational incorporation in their everyday lives. Advantages of Multicultural Education: 1) Helps students develop positive self-image. 2) Offers students an equitable educational opportunity. 3)Allows multiple perspectives and ways of thinking. 4) Combats stereotypes and prejudicial behavior. 5) Teaches students to critique society in the interest of social justice. (Garcia, E.K.) Multicultural Education in Your Classroom K-12 News, Lessons & Shared Resources, My TeachHUB.com http://www.teachhub.com/multicultural-education-your-classroom