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Increasing Teacher Diversity for minority Teachers

Increasing Teacher Diversity for minority Teachers | Diversity | Scoop.it
Report from Saba Bireda and Robin Chait lays out highly effective strategies for getting more teachers of color in the classroom.
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This article talks about the need for diversity in shool settings. The teacher population does not reflect the diversity of the students. They are less miniority teachers and it can cause a disconnect with minority students. By having few minortity teacher, fewer miniorities are interested  in persueing teachging as a profession. This creates fewer canidates in the field and not much diversity career opportunities. Minorities teachers can connect with similar experiences with their miniortiy students and help increase academic achievement for their students. They can influence their students and help creature a cultural environment for their students. 

Thinking about the lack of minority of teachers, I never noticed it school but I do feel that it would be helpful to help trouble kids connect with their teacher and influence them. 

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Negative impacts of Diversity in Predominately white schools in 3 years Progress - YouTube

Attending a school with a diverse student body can help prepare your child for citizenship in a multicultural democracy. RAMZPAUL gives his insight into the ...
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Ram enrolled his daughter into a new school , but his problem is the lack of diveristy in the school. The school is 90% White and Asian. He thinks it is important so that kids can raise their culture IQ and become culturally tolerant. He thinks the reason that there is no diversity  in the school  is because of racism.  He think a way to combat this is to allow the school to be available for everyone..  He became the school diversity coordinator and within his 1st year diversity update improved by 30% diversity. The problems that came with this is behavoral problems and discrimination against minorities.  In the 2nd year the  test scores  dipped low and the teachers are biased in their teaching styles.  Diversity improved by 50% but the teachers are not adapting to the new students and their new cultural environment. In the 3rd year diversity improved by 70% ,but teachers were no adapting to their students needs and building relationship that culturally reflects the class. Students did not feel like they could relate to the teachers and teachers were not able to manage their students. Crime rates had increased along with lower test scores and violence in the school. Due to the unsafe environment in the school Ram had decided to take his daughter out of the school. The new school has high acadamic achievement , progressive, and great programs ,but the school is predominately white with no diversity which is a issue for him.

When I first look at the title of this video I happy to see the effects of adding diversity to a all white school. I thought postive things would occur. Sadly test scores lowered because of the decrease of advantaged kids. Behavoral problems of the disavantaged kids were not managed appropriately by the teachers and crime increased as  white student population decreased. I think the main issue it creating an environment tha the students feel welcome in and can be represented on their wall and in the school. I think if the teacher learned about the perspective of their students and the struggle that they have as disadvantaged kids, mentor program and peer group relationship can help these kids learn about social skills. I think Ram ia hyprecritically in trying to push for 70% of diversity and he does not understand the scuewed effects of +/- population in the school. I think there could have been other ways to promote diversity.

 

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Diversity in Technology

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A Straightforward Guide To Building Cutting-Edge Classrooms #education
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This is a pinterest pic of new technologies that have been incorporated into the classroom to improve the educational climate.New technology include online classes, open source textbook, use of   social media and analytics, and the use of project based learning.  By adding new technology, teachers can find new ways to adapt to the needs of the children and are become diversity in their teaching style. I think it is important for teachers to be up to date with new technology and be diverse so they can connect better with the student and the students can use their knowledge of technology to help each other learn and be organized in school.

In college I have used some of these technologies mentioned and it has been helpful. In my fmsc332, once a week we had online class, we did discussions online, listened to podcasts and looked at videos. In my sociology class we played review session games the day before our exam to help us practice. This was fun and helpful. In my history class, I downloaded an E-book for the first time. It was easy to read and less weight on my back, these technologies have different ways of helping the students learn and helping the teachers be updated with technology. 

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Students Respect for Cultural Diversity

Students Respect for Cultural Diversity | Diversity | Scoop.it
A primary goal of culturally responsive education is to help all students become respectful of the multitudes of cultures and people that they'll interact with once they exit the educational setting.
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This article is about different way that teachers can promote cultural diversity. It emphasizes how students can gain respect for different cultures and their own. Teachers can show similarities in the differences that people can have compare to the students. Students can share stories of their home life and this can help the class understand peer cultural traditions that show diversity. The teacher can show picture of different cultural groups in the classroom and invite guest speaker to talk about culture. The class can do ancestors mapping and family tree to understand their own diversity in their family. The teacher can display various role models of cultural groups that the students can be inspired by. The students can do a writing activity that stresses the important of their own cultural group, this can help them feel proud and encourage research. The teacher can implement multicultural core curricula and encourage diverse contributor to the various subjects the students learn.  There is a lot of ways that the teacher can incorporate diversity in their teaching and help the students discuss and work together to compare diverse cultures. 

In my Business writing class we did a diversity exercise. We form groups and discussed traditions that we have in our family during the holiday. In our subgroup we have some similar ideas and differences. In the classroom when our group compared with the class, we learned more about each student, culture and traditions. 

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Diversity in Alberta Schools: A Journey to Inclusion - YouTube

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This video talks about the inclusion of special needs students and their accomidations to help them feel welcomed and create a diverse environment for the students so they  can learn about differences and similarities that make them unique. They learn respect for culture, religion and needs of the students. A kid with special needs was accomidated with a chair made for him, a stepper and assistance to his locker. The children learn along with others and they receieved support through technology accomidations. The children recieve assistance from the teacher and technology services that can help them.Students learn to reach their potential, accept their differnces and embrace it.

In my high school students with special need were given the opportunity to do bake sale during lunch time and fundraise, they help raise money and they built relationships with the students. I think it is important to help them feel welcome and not different and help them be encouraged to learn.

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Diversity of Time

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For most teachers, this is the reality: | 11 Annoying Things People Say About Teaching
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This is a picture of the 9 months of school broken up to show the different aspects of teaching. It breaks up the hours that a teacher might need to do different things outside of the classroom. It breaks up the weeks that teachers take to plan and go to workshops after and before school starts. Before looking at this breakdown, I did not know how much time the teacher needed to plan for her/his class. Reflecting on the two weeks in the summer, I was contacted by my teacher to help take down props and wall arrangements in the class. It took the entire day to take down the things and to rearrange the room. Connecting my experience and this breakdown helped me to understand the different ways teachers utilize their time throughout the entire school year. 

 

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Diversity in Higher Education

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This article talks about the various aspects of diversity in college. Various colleges can be public, independent, two or four year, rural or urban in different locations. They can have different programs ranging from undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Diversity in higher education helps students learn through their educational experience, learning through social interactions, spirituality, beliefs and peers. Students can learn through their own personal growth by thinking about stereotypes, conceived ideas, communicating with various backgrounds and strengthening critical thinking. High Education strives to encourage equal opportunities and promote minorities to strive for higher education. Higher education is diverse in many ways that helps the students and the community. 

Before I went to UMD, I went to Trinity Washington University, my school offered professional programs, it was a small school, all girls and majority population of minorities. Coming to UMD, the school is 10x bigger with various academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This school is Co-ed with various students from all over the world. Both schools are diverse in their own way while promoting high education for each student. 

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