The state of having many different forms, types,
ideas, races, cultures, etc. in a group or
Diversity in personal values often leads to
conflict in the workplace, especially when it
comes to contentious political issues,
religious intolerance or longstanding social
prejudice like sexism and racism. Conflicts
may also threaten workplace morale and
“recognition and valorization of individual
Understanding that individual is unique along the
dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual
orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical
abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies.
Is the exploration of these differences in a
safe, positive, and nurturing environment.
Understanding each other and moving
beyond simple tolerance in embracing and
celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity in
each individual, as opposed to a pure
compliance to equality.
Students’ differences could consist of their
reading level, athletic ability, cultural
background, personality, religious beliefs,
Take the time to learn about your students’
background, interests, and learning style.
Allow time for the students to learn about
each other and gain an appreciation for the
diversity they bring to the classroom.
Bring in different people to the class as
resources that students might be able to
Never tolerate bullying, teasing and other put
– down behavior at any time in the classroom.