Tag Archives: Diversity

Understanding vs. Appreciating

March 15, 2017

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Supporting Families

I read a case study this week that ended up leading to some great discussion with a few colleagues.  The study told the story of a 13 year old Vietnamese boy named Khoi who had lived with his mother in Seattle for the last 8 months.   Khoi was suspended from school for 5 days for standing too […]

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Culture and the Classroom

March 7, 2012

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Culture can be defined as all of the background and experiences from one’s life (including family, religion, traditions, etc.) that shape an individual. Culture is a very important aspect of classroom learning. Each student brings a set of unique cultural experiences into the classroom. Each teacher does the same. As a group of students and […]

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If I Only Have a Hammer

December 19, 2011

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If I Only Have a Hammer

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” -Abraham Harold Maslow I have spent a lot of time in the classroom. First as a student and more recently as a teacher. A few years ago I think I might have said that the time that I have spent […]

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