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The question of how to introduce diverse cultures and ideas has come up in almost all of my teacher education courses. What is the most beneficial way to include diversity in the classroom, and what is the best way for students to learn about others as well as share their unique differences? According to the reading, open discussions might be one of the most beneficial ways to learn about your students. By allowing students to express their opinions and talk about their lives, both the teacher and the other students are getting a glimpse into the life of the student. If the teacher allows the students to hold the discussion without interjecting ideas, they will learn more about their students and the way they think.
I think another great way to bring diversity into the classroom would be allowing each student to give a presentation about themselves, their intersts, and their culture. This could include, music, food, traditions, and introducing family members. As a teacher I hope to open my students minds, and teach them that diversity is a good thing, and each one of them is unique and brings something to the table.