Accommodating diverse learners in the classroom
At the college level, it is expected that students have an idea of how to adapt to most teachers, although it cannot hurt to help them out a little!Below we have the three major learning styles and ways in which you can accommodate them.This positive identification creates a basis for the development of effective communication and instructional strategies.Social skills such as respect and cross-cultural understanding can be modeled, taught, prompted, and reinforced by the teacher. Interviews with African-American high school students who presented behavior challenges for staff revealed that they wanted their teachers to discover what their lives were like outside of school and that they wanted an opportunity to partake in the school's reward systems.
We discussed annual goals, suggested modifications, and strategies that have been successful with each student in the past.This chart sits on my clipboard and I refer to it as I’m planning lessons, assessments, and groupings.It’s a helpful, one-stop tool for me to use to support my students and their learning.Appreciate and accommodate the similarities and differences among the students' cultures.Effective teachers of culturally diverse students acknowledge both individual and cultural differences enthusiastically and identify these differences in a positive manner.
However, in many schools, regular education teachers face a roster of students with Individualized Education Programs and don't have the benefit of a co-teacher.