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Running Head: Common Beliefs Survey and Activity Log Reflection 1 Common Beliefs Survey and Activity Log Reflection Tyler McGill Walden University Dr. Fannie Haughton EDUC 6650 April 7, 2019
Common Beliefs Survey and Activity Log Reflection 2 Questions to Consider Why is it important to incorporate their identities into the curriculum? Students will learn material better if they can relate to what is being taught. As a teacher, I must understand my students background the best I can and try to deliver each lesson in a way that is interesting to my students and can relate too different diverse needs. In Student Centered Pedagogy: Using Moses’ Five-Step Approach as a Scaffolding Framework to Teach Diverse Learners it mentions the importance of “empowering students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes” (Transformative Dialogues, 2018). Teaching to reach diverse needs empowers the students to express themselves and be comfortable in their learning environment. What can be done to dismantle racial bias and misconceptions in the American educational system? The key is to make sure that all students being treated fairly and making sure that equal opportunities are being provided. Often students are assigned certain task based on race and this should never occur. Students should arrive at school as student and nothing more. Improving Race Relations in Schools: From Theory and Research to Practice suggest that “students of color and White students have a greater tendency to make cross-racial friendship choices after they have participated in interracial learning teams” (Journal of Social issues, 2006). If students work with other races and see that they are similar in school they will be able to eliminate misconceptions that they may have previously believed.How might teachers learn about the cultural perspectives and practices of their students?
Common Beliefs Survey and Activity Log Reflection3positive learning environment. In Mindfulness and Resilience as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being among University Students: A Cross CulturalPerspectiveit states that “mindfulness is very crucial in extricating individuals from automatic thoughts, behaviors, and unproductive habits” (Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2018). This statement shows the importance of getting to know students and being mindful of their culture.How does culturally relevant curriculum validate the cultural identity of students? Students want to know that their view is important and that their needs are being met. If a studentis working towards something, they need to see the importance of it and this goes for working towards culturally relevant material as well. Students need to see how it relates to them. It can lead to increased involvement such as class participation or speaking up at times. In Online Learning and High School Students: A Cultural Perspectiveit suggests that “students in a collectivist culture tend to refrain from speaking up in larger groups without a teacher present, particularly in case of an existence of out-group members” (TOJDE, 2018). If the curriculum being provided makes it important to reach these diverse needs this might not be the case.How can educators invite and encourage the involvement of families? For many families their schooling experience wasn’t a positive one so it is important to make sure the school atmosphere is welcoming and positive. A New Typology: Four Perspectives of School CounselorInvolvement with Familiesmentions that “the responsibility for integrating the home, school and

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