Module 1: Creating a Community of Learners

Diversity and Classroom Management:

Reflect on Your Answers


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Look at the first photo again. Did you guess that this person primarily speaks French and was a civil engineer in his hometown in Belgium?

Look at the second photo. This woman is a mother of three children under the age of six. She is the only breadwinner in her home. She works as a scheduler in a construction firm.

Look at the third photo. This man has an M.S. in biotechnology from a university in India. He is the full-time caregiver for his children while his wife completes a business degree.

Examine what you wrote about the people in these photos. Did you make any assumptions about them based on their clothing, their skin color, their age?

How might you adapt your teaching style to allow for, and benefit from, these varied backgrounds?

What are the unique situations in your own class? How will you work with this in class?