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best practices

I feel that it is a best practice to provide opportunities for students to meet privately with me.  I have office hours which are walk in, and some which are appointment only.  It is imperative to also invite students to meet with me- especially if I see one who is having a struggle with classwork or behaviors.

Supporting Diversity in Education

Being open and supportive of all of your students, and accepting them and their differences, is the key to differentiated instruction. Making sure that you are aware of any stereotypes that you may have from your own past experiences can help you as the instructor make your students feel empowered and able to learn in your classroom. Student choice in process and assessments will lead to better understanding of content at any level of education. 

Get to know your students

I teach in a vocational training institute. My students are from different background and ethnic groups with uneven educational levels.

I normally started my class by sharing with them my own background, experiences and asked them to take turn and talk about themselves. Ask them to tell us about their background, experiences, what did they do before they came to our school, why did they choose to learn this trade, what do they expect to learn from this course and what are their preferred leaning styles.

I learned about the students througout these sessions and try to alter my approach… >>>

Best Practices Is The Key

The key to supporting diverse learners

An accepting and caring mindset is the most important key to supporting diverse learners. Each student has something to contribute to the learning environment and school community. Discovering a student’s strengths, interests, and personal goals helps us to appreciate and highlight who they are beyond what grade they earn on a test or how fast they read. Once we discover these qualities, we can be sure to integrate them into lessons and discussions, thus increasing the value of the lesson for students. Students need and want to know that we are on their side, rooting for their success. Once… >>>

Learning more about dealing with different personality's.

being in control of yoyr state of mind when addressing someone who has Ptsd.

Learning Disabilities in the classroom

Wow being an educator is a calling truly.

Learning challenges

I have learned about students with learning disability and the variety of disorders was a great interest to me. I will be researching more methods of aiding them in their learning journeying.

Generational Diversity

It is interesting to note the difference in cognition and experience of each of different generations.  The diversity adds a lot to the educational experience within the classroom setting. An instructor must be apt to meet the academic needs of each of the generations represented within a course. 

med lab instructor

This course allowed me to see the diffrent types a of problems a student with PTSD vor TBI will incounter in the class room. 

Diversity in Education

Treat students as you would want to be treated and accept them as you would want to be accepted. Love your subject and let your teaching reflect that love to them so they will enjoy the learning process and be able to apply their knowledge in a positive fashion. 

Need to make changes with multi generational learners

To assist with the needs of this changing student population, educators mush consider generational characteristics to ensure equity in learning opportunities. Specifically, educators in the classrooms will need to adapt and adjust for a changing student population providing instruction that meets the needs of multiple generations of learners , often within one classroom>

Unique class

This diversity class was unique in its format with reflective writing and videos. I was pleasantly surprised ar finding a resource I did not know - the implicit bias test site from Harvard. I will definitely be using this in my human diversity course! 

Skills Training

In institutions of higher education, student retention is enhanced when the faculty is familiar with the concept of students as customers, implements effective communication techniques, and sets guidelines for advising and mentoring students.  Instructors need to focus on the learning needs of the students and realize that academic and non-academic factors influence the success of each student.  The plan is to teach basic nursing skills using multiple methods of instruction.  The students will have a written step-by-step guide for each skill, a video to watch that demonstrates the skill, and then a hands-on method in which the students perform the… >>>


I agree with the above statement

Testing accommodation for the credentialing exam

I teach in the field of medical imaging and have long been aware that our national board certifying exam will allow testing accoommodation in accordance with the ADA guidelines.  However, I was not aware of the number of individual students who could have benefitted from this accomidation had they been identified as having a learning disability.  Thinking back over the years, I can remember at least 10 who I am sure would have been successful in our field had they been able to pass the board, but based on the time limit of the exam or other factors, they were… >>>

Incorporating What I've Learned into the Classroom

The most challenging aspect of teaching for me is addressing cultural diversity.  In my classroom setting, cultural diversity extends far beyond geographical lines, so I find myself trying to identify and build an academic relationship.  What I plan to do in order to become more diversified is to, of course, do what research I can to understand how to reach/teach all students.  But, I also plan to create an open atmosphere in the classroom to allow time and space for more conversation and dialogue to broaden not only my view, but other classmates' views and perspectives on other cultures.


As teachers, we know that every student is unique and an individual. But students often feel grouped—they’re one of the smart kids, they’re on the football team, or they’re so-and-so’s sibling— and therefore not unique. Even with diversity, the same happens. Allow students to explore their individual diversity, from their country of ethnicity all the way down to their immediate family. It will show students that we are, in fact, all a part of large, meaningful groups, but we also have individual characteristics and experiences that make us all individual and unique.

Sharing my thoughts

This course has really reminded me to take a step back and be more engaging and flexible.

 Human beings are complex individuals and every person is different from the other. It is difficult to predict how each of them will respond to a course. One game that appeals to the intelligence of one learner might be too challenging for another one. Again, someone may comprehend an idea very well during the training but may not be able to apply his knowledge to solve a real-world problem.

Important Information

I found the information to be important and revelant for student interaction.

The content of the course was very informative and thought provoking. I feel I will be more sensitive to the level of understanding of our students and their learning styles. I will strive to make my teaching easily understandable and attempt to change anything that is not.

I have gained a better understanding of learning styles and how to accomodate students that have them.


I have, over the years, taught many students who presented an IEP when first entering the classroom. The IEP would generally specify certain accomodations such as extra time on tests and lab activities etc. but that is all. I feel this course has really enlightened me to many other ways we can truly not just help, but encourage success for these students. Better ways to understand them and enable them to better understand us! This is an exceptional course which has filled in many blanks for me and that I will be able to put to great use in my classes.