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M. L. Haywood

Hi Dr. Kirk,

I appreciate your tips for managing a diverse classroom. Here are a couple of additional suggestions:

Re checking assumptions... In a diverse classroom check for stereotyping of "non-traditional" students too, e.g. that they: are not native speakers of English, or come from single parent families, or need extra help, or that they want to 'speak for' their entire race or culture.

Re asking non-traditional students to share their experiences with others...
If this sharing is set up as a one-way process, I fear it will spotlight some rather than integrate the group. I suggest a more balanced approach, in which all students have the opportunity to share their unique experiences with others to create a leveling effect.

M. L. Haywood

Dr. Delaney Kirk

Thanks for your insightful suggestions! Good advice.

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