Stories from the Classroom
How to Celebrate Multiculturalism in Your Class...Even If All of Your Students Are White
A multicultural classroom is a celebration of the ethnic and racial groups in your classroom, particularly those that have been historically under represented. How do you do that in a meaningful way, whether you have a variety of cultures in your classroom or you teach in a predominately white school?
My guest today is Roberto Germán, director of middle school and creator of the educational consulting group 'The Multicultural Classroom.'
In today's episode we explore:
- the differences between multiculturalism vs. a multicultural classroom vs. social justice
- Roberto's journey from an extremely poor and under-performing school in Lawrence, MA to one of the wealthiest private boarding schools in the nation and how that experience inspired the work he does now
- what a multicultural classroom experience looks like for the white teacher with a variety of ethnicities and races in their classroom
- what a multicultural classroom experiences looks like for the white teacher in a predominately white school
- how to celebrate and honor the different cultures of your classroom without patronizing or stereotyping those cultures
- resources for educators wanting do dive further into teaching in a multicultural classroom
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