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EDU673: Instruct. Strat. for Differentiated Teach & Learn

EDU673: Week 1 – Discussion

Week 1 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 A Positive Classroom Environment 

Now that you have been introduced to the broad framework of becoming a culturally competent teacher, it is your challenge to make the connection between differentiating and the prospective impact this concept has in making learning experiences more of a success for students in diverse classrooms.

Watch the following video:

The video refers to the ideologies of becoming a culturally responsive teacher and explores the Seven Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching.

View the short and informative video, then respond to these questions in relation to the video and your personal experiences in your Discussion Post:

  1. What would you identify as an important outcome of building relationships with your students while focusing on a culturally inviting environment that is physically safe, while also providing an engaging and positive learning experience?
  2. Considering your personal experience as a student, any professional experiences, and your current and past higher-education based learning, are the Seven Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching theory realistic or idealistic? Be sure to support your opinion with scholarly citations in APA format both in the body of your post and at its conclusion.

Guided Response: Review at least two of your peers’ postings and extend their learning and the discussion by asking them to clarify their point of view, provide examples or evidence. From reading your peers’ post share an insight or strategy that you learned from the video or your reading that may cause them to evaluate their thoughts

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