In this essay a range of strategies to support children and their families from culturally and linguistically backgrounds will be discussed using different perspectives and concepts. As suggested by Kaiser & Rasminsky (2003) “culture is like a second skin and it only becomes visible when we brush up against one that is different” (p.53).Culture is important part in our lives , it can include the food we eat , beliefs , values and the way we look at our world. As a teacher it is important to understand our own culture, before we try to understand children’s and families culture. The values, beliefs that teachers has developed from her/his past experiences has an influence on how and what they teach the children , so teachers should try not to let their personal views interfere with their teaching .Language is the way we communicate with one another around us, only through language we are able to convey verbal messages across. As teacher we need to have that openness, so that we can value the differences and make the families and children belonged at centres.
Momma also helped teach Maya respect for her elders, as well as manner. She taught her about religion and helped her get through issues with racism. Jacob states “Momma, too, does not spare the rod when... ... middle of paper ... ...t Maya had an insecurity and identity problem” (83). For the most part, the guidance of strong, intelligent women through Maya's childhood provides the influence she needs to attain self-sustaining pride. These three women taught Maya the significant life lessons through example and good advice.
Aaron Tiberio ES 301 April 3, 2014 The Color of Water: Response Paper The Color of Water is an autobiography about a woman named Ruth Mcbride Jordan. She is the mother of the author of the book, James Mcbride. Ruth is a very strong woman with a lot of faith in God. She is a Polish immigrant and she faces some hardships in the story. She immigrated to America with her Jewish and Polish family when she was just a little girl.
Fair does not explicitly talk about identifying the strengths and weaknesses but she goes into how professional development for all teachers is critical to ELs and their learning. She states “having that understanding on how to work with those students, having those strategies of teaching and assessment and also just the cultural understanding of working with children from other cultures” (Fair, Video, 00:53). Understanding how to work with those students will help me become a better teacher by teaching different cultures. Once I get to know more about the student and their culture, I can make lesson plans based off what they like. I found what Osborn said to be the most interesting piece of advice.
“Reclaiming Culture and the Land: Motherhood and the Politics of Sustaining Community” is about a mother who is a Native American activist who has two children, she wants them to be raised and go to school in an Indian community. “I put my children in that school because I wanted them to be in the Indian community.” She explains that she is not sure if her children know what she is doing is common, but they know that what she is doing is right. “My children do have the sense that what I do is not necessarily common. Recently my daughter started asking me if I’m famous.” She has fought for her children to have a good life, full of community, ritual, and an understanding of who they are and where they come from. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” explains that magical beliefs and practices is a big part of being Native American.
Unexpectedly, I had met people who were negative. This has given me a different perspective. The leadership skills that I had developed were to bring back information to my community for other youth to learn. Not only have I learned to teach but children, adults, and elderly people have taught me along the way. My niece once told me “I inspired her to make a difference in her life.” Therefore, she becomes Miss Farmington American Indian Ambassador 2015-2016.
They settled in Missouri at a religious community called Unity Farm. Her mother taught school while raising my Grandmother. The value of educatio... ... middle of paper ... ...elopment of diverse understanding through my life. I found that The further you explore and understand your own culture, you will be better prepared to face counseling issues in other cultures while avoiding possible pitfalls like bias. As I reflect on this autobiography project, I feel that I found some reasons for my thoughts and behaviors.
Both sisters’ traits are clearly exposed in their approach t... ... middle of paper ... ...that was uncensored and realistic of her experiences as a rural pioneer with a farm. Catharine definitely had the easier time and it shows in her language with her matter-of-fact account that was written to help other women become successful pioneers (reference). After researching these two sisters, I realize that they both had fortitude beyond what I would be able to endure if I were in either of their shoes. Works Cited Parr Traill, Catharine. “The Backwoods of Canada.” An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English.
Their religion affected the way in which they went about teaching their children morals. It also affected how they structured their family, by a breakdown of the relationships among the family members. Also, parents' religious affiliation allowed them to raise their children in a healthy environment that promoted the best raising of their children that they could ask for. Finally, we did find amongst our findings on the affect of religion on childrearing, that the community can also affect how parents raise their children. Further research could be done comparing the two, as to which factor is more effective.
I still think that the three R’s are important, but now I also think that it is important to teach multicultural education. Students need to be taught multicultural education because different people are going to be around them for the rest of their lives and they are going to need to know how to connect with them. They need to know how to treat different people fairly and not to discriminate. As a future teacher, I would want to teach my students about different cultures, so they can see the differences in cultures. I would especially like to teach the different culture of the students in my very own classroom because that will help my students connect with that certain student better.