Diverse Teaching Methods for Diverse Classrooms

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  • 1. DIVERSE TEACHING METHODS FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS A guide for elementary education
  • 2. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S INTRODUCTION Classrooms today are far more diverse than ever before. Current classrooms are made up of students with different: Learning abilities and special needs Native languages Economic circumstances Religious needs Ethnicities Races K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 3. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S INTRODUCTION Teaching in such a diverse environment is challenging. Teachers need to develop strategies that will help them recognize the diverse needs of their classrooms, and begin to develop an all- inclusive curriculum. This guide has been developed to Help YOU diversify your teaching methods and lesson plans in order to teach your diverse students K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 4. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S IS MY CLASSROOM DIVERSE? This book highlights intriguing questions about how to identify different types of diversities amongst students, including special physical and psychiatric needs. Once the needs are identified, the focus should then turn to how each diversity needs to be addressed in order to meet the student’s learning needs. “The more you learn about your students’ differences, the better prepared you will be when you go into the classroom” K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 5. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Many districts around the country have started using the inclusion model for special education students whenever it is appropriate. Students need to be taught in the least restrictive environment that will facilitate their special circumstances. This guide also encompasses students with ADHD, PDD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), cognitive disabilities, psychiatric disorders and physical impairment. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 6. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S ADDRESSING NEEDS OF GIFTED STUDENTS Gifted students are children who have particularly high IQ testing. Some schools have special programs for students who test in the gifted range, but usually they are in the mainstream. Keeping these students engaged during the class hours can be a challenge since they tend to finish off their class-work earlier than everyone else. Learn to keep your gifted students engaged and interested. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 7. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S HELPING ESL STUDENTS Another diversity issue is having students in the class that do not have ENGLISH as their native language. Developing strategies to communicate with such students in a manner which helps them understand your lessons is of prime importance. Read about creative and effective methods to communicate with ESL students. Help your students break the lingual barrier and achieve what they truly deserve. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 8. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S STUDENTS WITH ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES There are many ways that students who are financially challenged are disadvantaged at school. Unemployed parents and catastrophic health condition of a family member are factors that contribute heavily towards economic diversity amongst students. Find out the core issues that sprout from economic difference and ways to address them. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 9. D I V E R S E T E AC H I N G M E T H O D S F O R D I V E R S E C L A S S RO O M S STUDENTS WITH ETHNIC, RACIAL OR RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES One of the biggest challenges you will face as a teacher is designing your lesson plans so that they are inclusive of your students’ ethnic, racial and religious differences. The text books and curriculum may have been designed with examples that are relevant to some of your students, but not to others. Learn activities that can help you overcome these difference. K-12 EDUCATION PRACTICES & ISSUES - DR PATRICIA FIORIELLO
  • 10. ABOUT THE AUTHOR DR. PATRICIA FIORIELLO IS AN EDUCATOR FROM SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. AN INTERNATIONAL FIGURE, DR. FIORIELLO, HAS EXTENSIVE TRAINING IN PUBLIC EDUCATION. HER PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND POSITIONS IN EDUCATION REFLECTS HER AVID EXPERIENCE. PROFICIENT IN BLOGGING, PUBLICATIONS, AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES, SHE PERFECTLY BLENDS THE WORLDS OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN APPROACHES TOWARDS EDUCATION. PLEASE VISIT THE APART FROM COACHING AND MENTORING, SHE AIDS THE SCHOOL FOLLOWING SITES FOR SYSTEMS WITH TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING TECHNIQUES. HER ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DRPF Consults MARKETING SKILLS AND PROFOUND EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION http://DRPFConsults.com MAKES HER CONTRIBUTIONS AS AN EDUCATOR, INVALUABLE FOR High School Mediator HER ASSOCIATES. WITH ALL THE PROVEN STRATEGIES AND LATEST http://HighSchoolMediator.com CONTENTS, FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, THESE EBOOKS Kids Learn To Blog MIRROR HER DEDICATION AND PASSION FOR EDUCATION. http://:KidsLearnToBlog.com
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