Diversity in the Classroom

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How should we address diversity in the classroom?

Diversity in the classroom refers to the realization that everyone is different and unique. In the classroom, there are differences in religion, culture, athleticism, personality, reading levels and understanding capabilities. Teachers should embrace this fact and use it positively to everyone’s benefit. Diversity in the classroom provides ways of problem solving and exchange of a variety of ideas. Different years come with different problems, and people change by growing physically and in the knowledge. However, people do not like routine because it can be very monotonous. Teachers should be knowledgeable about this fact and come up with ways of breaking the monotony. They should be thinking of what students like to study, how they like to study and how they can stay interested in the classroom. Teachers should provide conducive and interesting environments for learning, to students. Students who feel uncomfortable with the conditions in class are unlikely to perform well. Life outside the classroom is very diverse, and if students can learn to use this for their good, in class, it can work well for them even outside the class. Teachers should be doing a number of things other than teaching the first thing being valuing diversity. They should be taking the time to know more about their students, know about their students’ interests, learning levels and backgrounds. This helps them interact with each student in an individual level. Teachers should also; allow room for interactions among the students so that they can appreciate the diversity among them. They should be showing the students the good of diversity. They should also be letting…...

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