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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Diversity writer Cherrye Vasquez

Author Cherrye Vasquez is a public school administrator and an adjunct professor. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction; a Master of Education in Special Education; and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology/Audiology.
Vasquez specializes in Multi-cultural education and holds certifications in Early Childhood Handicapped, Mid-Management and Educational Diagnostician.

Culturally Proficient Teachers
  • Teach with the intention of valuing diversity and pay attention to things that reflect diversity in your classroom.
  • Observe your students behaviors
  • Respect your students and encourage your students to respect you, and other students in the classroom.
  • Continuously monitor your students’ progress. Organize and revise your instruction to help students become a community of learners who yearn for your teaching.
  • Think about ways that you can learn more about your students: whether they prefer to work alone, in groups, have more assistance from you, peer assistance, and etc.
  • How will you obtain this information? – You can use questionnaires, talk to them, actively observe them, and via a variety of other activities.