Cultural and Linguistic Differences
Listen to the Cultural and Linguistic Differences podcast from The IRIS Center, or view the transcript. Consider what Donna Ford has to say about prejudice and stereotyping.
Discuss how educators can positively influence a school-age child to not hold biases or prejudices against others. Give an example of how you can create a community of learners who support one another by fostering positive attitudes. Give an example of how you could teach your students the importance of acceptance. Your post must address the children in the concrete operational stage.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts and share an extension activity the same theme, but an additional lesson based on the example they listed.
Bullying is a prevalent issue during middle childhood. Watch The Power of One – School Video Sample. Choose one of the situations presented: Diego, Timmy, or Kendra. Briefly describe the situation. Offer suggestions that can be put into place by the teacher, school, and the parents at least one for each. Use the following sources to support your response:Bullies: What is BullyingStopbullying
You must address what should be said to the child who is targeted and to the child exhibiting the bullying behavior. You must include what should not be said as well. Include at least one suggestion to be used in the classroom and one suggestion that can be reinforced at home.
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates and comment on whether or not you think the suggestions are interchangeable. Could the lesson for school be taught at home and vice versa? Why do you think this lesson would or would not work in the alternate setting?