When working with different types of people, it becomes essential to consider their background. To treat everyone equally and fairly, one needs to be aware of cultural, economic, or racial differences or similarities. While it can be confusing and challenging to understand how others see and approach the world, building an inclusive and accepting atmosphere in a classroom is a must to help everyone learn together.
Several strategies can be designed to approach different forms of diversity. When discussing different cultures, races, and religions, it is crucial to clarify that everyone shares a lot in common with each other regardless of differences. Making students work together and learn about each other’s culture can weaken many barriers between them (Deborah 2014). When it comes to including students with physical and mental disabilities in a class, it is essential to highlight that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and that a person’s value is not determined by how well they fit the traditional standards (Deborah 2014). Students with special needs also require various accommodations to help them learn and study at a comfortable pace. Regardless of differences or approaches, the first and most important task is to teach students the importance of compassion and responsibility towards fellow people.
Deborah, D. (2014). Five steps to an inclusive classroom [Video]. Youtube.