Diversity in Classrooms

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Paula Mackey
EDU 313N
November 25, 2012
Prof. Cordes
Accommodating Differences Today’s classrooms are made up of many backgrounds, cultural differences, abilities as well as learning styles. No two students are the same. Teachers must be prepared to accommodate all students meeting them where they are in order to give them a positive learning experience. Curriculum should be presented in a way that students get the most of the experience no matter their learning style, culture or background. I have chosen to address the needs and traits of the Visual Learner, the Auditory Learner and the learners who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Visual learners are those who learn best by seeing. They like to read and see things on paper to best absorb the knowledge or concept. For the visual learner teachers must demonstrate tasks not just give verbal instruction. The visual learner needs to be shown how a task is to be completed, or what a situation looks like. Teachers can incorporate video clips, movies, and photographs, in the curriculum in order to help the visual learner understand concepts and better complete assignments. Use colorful flash cards and highlight written material with bright colors, or use different colors when writing on the board, this helps the visual learner paint a visual picture to remember material that has been taught or presented (eHow). The students who have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulty focusing on tasks, have trouble listening and following directions, and seem to have an excess of energy. They often make careless mistakes, are easily distracted, have trouble working or playing quietly, or they engage in destructive behaviors. Students with ADHD can also have such characteristics as exceptional creativity, exceptional imaginations detailed memories, low self- esteem,…...

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