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An assessment of your strengths and areas needing improvement from the Diversity Proficiencies Survey, and support your assessment with personal examples from your teaching experience. Then, choose one of your examples and relate it to one or more of the characteristics of multicultural education as defined by Nieto. Upon the beginning of this class, I completed the Diversity Proficiencies Survey. This survey offered me the opportunity to reflect on my own teaching practices, as well as provided areas for improvement and areas where I showed strength. The first proficiency was Awareness of Self : The candidate demonstrates self- awareness of social identities, cultural influences, biases, and prejudices that influence his/her professional practice. In this category, I showed strength as it pertained to the impact that societal inequalities have on relationships with students. I grew up never struggling to have food on the table or clean clothes each day. I had parents who did not fight and always provided for me. I do have many students who have a different life than I did, and struggle with things that they should not be, whether it be to eat, to bathe, or simply have clean clothes or a mask to wear. I always make sure that I have extra food, clothes, and cleaning supplies so that my students can focus on learning, as opposed to the problems that might be distracting them from learning. An area I would like to

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