Its an African Day here in TEIMAN WISDOM ACADEMY and the children really made it a successive one.
Teaching students about the Importance of Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity in the Classroom will help the students tremendously. Being culturally aware can have a significant affect on the student’s success? “Diverse classrooms promote creativity, high level thinking, and collaboration.” Our classrooms represent different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicity, language, religion, and physical ability. Being diverse is defined as all the ways we are alike and different.
Below are some of the teachers and their students according to class basis.
It is important for students to be culturally aware. Learning about other cultures, languages, religions, and holidays aside from their own will help children learn that their classmates may be very different from them. Being culturally aware is a wonderful way to promote inclusion for all in your classroom.
KINDERGARTEN 1 & 2
It is also important for students to appreciate cultural differences. In addition to being aware of the fact that their peers may be different, it’s also important for kids to learn about some of the unique and amazing things that come from other cultures and ways of life.
BASIC ONE (1)
It is important for students to overcome stereotypes. Celebrating different cultures will bring to light new thinking and understanding. Students need to understand there is never a right or wrong way- what is ok is that we are all different and we learn and grow together. This type of learning will encourage students to be creative thinkers.
BASIC TWO (2)
Student love to be the experts and allowing them to share and feel excited to share will bring a positive climate to your classroom. Many times, even the shyest students will want to share with their classmates about their culture because they are EXPERTS and feel proud of it.
BASIC THREE (3)
Reading books that celebrate different cultures. Reading books allows the voice of the culture to be heard and also you are able to show pictures and images from the different cultures. Here is a few of my favorite books celebrating diversity:
BASIC FOUR (4)
Having culture fairs will involve the community and show the students that each and every culture is important. Students can dress up in their culture’s attire, food from each culture is brought, music and other customs are represented. We call it “Around the World Celebration.”
BASIC FIVE (5)
Celebrating our differences, as well as our common interests, helps unite and educate us.To understand other’s perspectives, to broaden our own, and to fully experience and educate ourselves.In a word, heritage.People all around need to understand and learn to appreciate other cultures, and this is one way to accomplish that.
BASIC SIX (6)
Through each other’s diversity, we become more aware of our own. Not only do we become more aware, we gain a sense of pride for the diversity of our own culture.Understanding people and their backgrounds is crucial to personal and community growth.Because diversity makes the world go round!
It’s energizing and thought provoking. We live in such an isolated area that we don’t often reflect on the diverse people we have all around us.To see how many different forms of music can bring happiness to groups outside of their own traditional roots.In order to realize what varied cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles people lead outside the somewhat heterogeneous bubble of Boone. In order to relate and understand those with different social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
To help us all spend some time together–we understand and appreciate each other’s cultures so much more!