Africa has a rich culture and I am excited to learn more about the differences and similarities as they relate to each tribe. Culture is more than singing songs, holiday cooking, religious traditions, or language; it is an experience unique to each family. Educators will need to stimulate the intellectual development of all children and their individual cultures.
- At least five ways in which you will prepare yourself to be culturally responsive towards this family:
Educators will need to engage students in activities that reach out to the students in ways that are culturally and linguistically responsive and appropriate.
- Educators will need to look carefully at cultural assumptions and stereotypes that enter the classroom that may affect connectivity.
- Educators will need to over biases
- Educators will need to motivate students effectively in the learning process.
- Educators must be knowledgeable of their individual students and their academic abilities, instead of catering to racial or ethnic stereotypes, prior experience with other students, or similarities backgrounds.
- I would add African artifacts and proverbs written on sentence strips around the classroom and in the Social Studies Welcome Center.African culture is an essential element in understanding and appreciating ones culture. It is crucial to academic success and performance that is crucial to culturally responsive pedagogy.
A brief statement describing in what ways you hope that these preparations will benefit both you and the family
Classroom teachers are often time the first person to meet an immigrant that can relate to outside their community nd culture. We want them to feel relax, welcome, and respected as individuals with similarities and differences in American’s culture It’s a relationship that can provide the emotional scaffolding necessary to cross the linguistic and cultural divide between country of origin and country of residency. Teachers can help English language learners and family members to acquire language skills and foster inclusion in school and community.