promoting diversity

10 Ways for Promoting Diversity in the Classroom

WHAT YOU CAN DO IN THE CLASSROOM: 1. Play dress-up. Dressing up lets children literally step into someone else’s shoes. Provide a variety of traditional costumes from all over the world. 2. “Accept linguistic/cultural hybridity (e.g. combined use of the native language and English for instruction, allowing code-switching) as a viable and authentic way of … Read more

Having a Multicultural & Multilingual Classroom is Good for Everyone

The population of English Language Learners is growing faster than ever in recent years as one out of every six school-age children use a language other than English at home (Diaz-Rico & Weed, 2006).  Our classrooms are changing; racial, cultural and linguistic diversity is increasing and with it the importance of encouraging tolerance, self-esteem and fostering … Read more