Thursday, December 17, 2009

Culture and Student Learning

The United States is a huge compilation of cultures. Due to this fact, it is crucial that we as teachers, try to familiarize ourselves with our students' cultures. Based on their culture, students will have different learning styles. For example, here in the valley, a larger amount of our students' first language is Spanish. Instructions for assignments may be misunderstood by these students. I think when planning lessons it is important that we keep this in mind and make sure to include visually oriented portions into the discipline. In addition to this, the incorporation of culturally common images, would also aid in engaging the students in the lesson.

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