Diversity in the classroom
posted by Anonymous .
Imagine that you teach in a large, linguistically diverse school district where nearly 20 different languages are spoken. How might this degree of language diversity impact your classroom, your school, and your district?
In my classroom, I'd make sure I had a variety of experiences -- verbal and visual -- for my students. I'd make sure I explained important concepts in two or three different ways. Again, visual backup for these concepts will help.
The school and district would need to have ESL (ELL) classrooms for those who know very little English. They would also need to follow through with additional tutoring for those who graduate from the ESL classrooms.