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Self-Study Project

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A mind map digging deeper into my knowledge of content, teaching and learning, and diversity through the questions: How do I go about creating a classroom environment without biases? How can I create a positive learning environment even when a student is struggling? How is a student’s culture relative to the curriculum that I use?
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Mind Map by kbh0015, updated more than 1 year ago
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Self-Study Project
  1. Knowledge of Content
    1. How is a student's culture relative to the curriculum that I use?
      1. Race
        1. Do not take a "color blind" approach
          1. https://www.youtube.com/user/TeachingTolerance
          2. Create a classroom library that reflects the race of every student in the classroom
          3. Religion
            1. Teach basic knowledge of the relgions represented in the classroom
              1. Enough to respect students' faith
                1. For example, select books for classroom library on Hanukkah as well as Christmas
            2. Home-life
              1. Be aware of family structures
                1. For example: Know to invite a child's father on Mother's Day celebration if she does not have a mother
                2. Create a classroom library that reflects the experiences of every student in the classroom
                  1. More interest in books if it applies to them
                    1. Include that similarity in book talks and book introductions
                    2. For examples: new baby siblings, parents' deployment, family vacations, etc.
              2. Knowledge of Teaching & Learning
                1. How can I create a positive learning environment even when a student is struggling?
                  1. Patience
                    1. Wait until after completion of text to address errors so as to not interrupt strategic activity
                    2. Prompting
                      1. used to help a reader problem solve because he or she has stopped and isn’t able to proceed
                        1. They remind the reader to do what he has been taught to do to problem solve
                        2. The prompting guide gives step by step instructions on how to prompt and reinforce readers at different
                          1. Provides detailed and exact phrases to model, prompt, and reinforce reading behaviors, strategic activity, etc.
                        3. Scaffolding
                          1. support given during the learning process in which is tailored to the needs of the student
                            1. Tap into student's prior knowledge
                              1. Selecting books that reader can relate to
                                1. Consider information sources student typically refers to
                                  1. If student relies too heavily on meaning and structure, encourage and prompt him to use visual
                            2. Grouping
                              1. Pairing students
                                1. Insight from a peer may impact student differently than insight from a teacher
                                  1. Promotes positive peer relationships
                                  2. Small groups
                                    1. promote classroom community
                                      1. Tailor instructions to group's ability level
                                2. Knowledge of Diversity
                                  1. How do I go about creating a classroom environment without biases?
                                    1. Cultural biases
                                      1. Use social studies as a way to educate students on various cultures reflected throughout the classroom
                                        1. Religions and cultures other than my own
                                        2. Acknowledge holidays of all religions/cultures reflected throughout the classroom
                                        3. Behavioral biases
                                          1. Start fresh every day
                                            1. Praise partial correctness with struggling readers
                                              1. "I noticed you said 'flower' instead of 'plant'! I liked that you used the picture to ask 'what makes sense?' Let's go back and look at that word again though"
                                              2. Treat difficult students the same as you treat the best students
                                              3. Effective discipline
                                                1. Developmentally appropriate punishment
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