Relate aspects of culture to teaching and learning. Give examples of how to create a cohesive learning community.
Culture is “The knowledge, values, attitudes and traditions that guide the behavior of a group of people and allow them to solve the problems of leaving in the environment” (Woolfolk, 2013, p. 206). Knowing what culture is, I will relate these aspects into teaching and learning the following way: In the U.S. classrooms, we face diversity everyday. As teachers we should recognize all of the aspects of multicultural diversity and try to see the positive way of it, to see all the students as unique individuals that have their own values and deserve all the respect and understanding. Educators should teach students about transforming American way into a society that will value diversity (Woolfolk, 2013, p. 240).
To create a cohesive learning community, parents, and educators should see the positive way that this matter will affect the whole community. First we need to expose our children to different cultures, races, and backgrounds. Secondly we need to involve the parents and siblings to pull in the same direction, and to work toward a goal of a community that accepts diversity and aims to a great education, to have children that will be productive and good citizen. I think it is so important to incorporate multicultural diversity in the lessons everyday, so children are exposed to other cultures and learn to be comfortable with them. For example, teaching students about the social and intellectual contributions of various groups (Woolfolk, 2013, p. 238). Children will see that great talent and leaders can come out from different cultures and backgrounds.
Woolfolk, A. (2013). Educational psychology. (12th ed.). Upper Saddle: Pearson.
The suggestion or advice that I would offer my colleague for dealing effectively with this situation would be to have a meeting with Sandra’s family and listen to the parents concerns and let them know that they need to team up with her, get together to look for leads to the problem of biting. Tell them about “A useful technique after waylaying the biting is to redirect the urge” (Gonzales-Mena & Widmeyer Eyer, 2012,...