While there is a global change of culture, there is also a change in the classroom. Much of what students relate to culture is from each other in class.
At that moment, you have the opportunity to build a community in the classroom of mutual respect and assimilate to each other’s cultural diversity. What is more important than to teach students the need for cultural awareness?
Even though you find it overwhelming to adjust cultural awareness to lesson planning, it is much easier than you think. To my surprise, students engage the most in learning activities when lessons incorporate cultural diversity.
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Teachers know the value of collaboration in the classroom when students work in groups. Evidently, it is part of many classrooms across the United States. Especially in science classes, project based learning increases in demand to encourage engagement between subject and students.
In fact, project based learning continues to thrive in many classrooms as teachers encourage students to metacognition and critical thinking skills.
Whether it is a science class or language support group, project based learning is making a path for English Language Learners (ELL) students to acquire language skills in unconventional ways.
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Curriculum planning is more than creating organizers to help you map out standards. When you use a plan to map out the curriculum, you’re making your teaching more efficient.
Even before you develop your lesson plans, a curriculum map allows you to consider the most relevant standards in the year.
Although not every class will move at the same pace, teaching with a curriculum map makes your teaching easier to plan throughout the whole year.
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