One of our most important jobs is to teach our students to work and live in a global economy. This means teaching them to respect people across all differences (race, culture, socio-economic status, gender identity, gender orientation, age, ability/disability, etc.).
- This is a broad and ever-expanding concept.
- The key is to listen and seek to understand and always consider the person first, then the difference.
- 4th grade lesson on diversity-grade 4 diversity lesson
- Lesson on perspective taking-L.P. Little Ant
- Lesson on embracing my own identity-Grade 1 intro lesson
- Lesson on disability awareness-Grade 2 Disability awareness
- Cultural Competence Toolkit: https://diversity.ncsu.
- Don’t assume that you understand someone’s culture based on their race. Skin color does not always determine the culture with which a person identifies.
- People in the deaf community do not consider themselves to have a disability but rather a different language and culture. Keep this in mind when discussing their child’s needs.
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