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Common Belief 3- Rating 1 Strongly Agree Initial Thoughts: I believe teachers should adapt their practice for the diverse learners in their classrooms because influence of the dominant culture disenfranchises students. Their histories are often omitted from standard curriculum or diminished in comparison. Additionally, the methods of teaching that would benefit these learners are not considered when developing curriculum. Therefore, teachers must take matters in their own hands by including these styles in their practice. Post Review: After reviewing the background, it made me reflect on my belief about how well-intended adaptations to curriculum could be seen/feel like stereotyping. My rating has changed slightly to Neutral. I believe teachers above all else Common Belief 1: Why is it important to incorporate their identities into the curriculum? It is important to incorporate the cultural identity of all students but especially students of color into the curriculum because cultural identity and experiences influences how individuals view themselves and the world (Berry & Candis, 2013). Students come to school with a cultural identity connected to things such as beliefs, traditions and values. Their experiences throughout life will impact this identity and constantly evolve. Berry and Candis (2013) posits that school is a major socio- cultural experience that will certainly impact our students' identities. Not accounting for the identities of your students in the classroom and maintaining a Eurocentric characterization of school denies affirmation to these students. As educators teaching in diverse settings, it is essential to gain an understanding of the cultural experiences of their students in order to inform how to best teach your students. The identities of learners affect their motivation to learn (Altugan, 2015). In my classroom, students appear more invested in the learning when they can relate to or see themselves in the curriculum. They become active participants instead of passive learners. Common Belief 3: What are some ways in which teachers can view the cultures of their students without stereotyping them? In order to view the culture of their
12 research on the topic and identify 1-2 peer reviewed resources to reference in your response. 4. Compose a cohesive answer to your selected questions which includes citations from your peer reviewed resources, and specific reference to your own classroom and/or the underserved population you identified in your Module 1 Assignment. Record your answer in the Personal Reflection column. should be get to know all diverse learners in their classrooms, use generalizations and experience to influence their practice, but have the flexibility to adapt for the present.

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