Thursday, September 15, 2022
When students come to class, they bring their cultures, languages, belief systems, religions, values, social behaviors, and more along with them. This multiculturalism should be appreciated in the classroom, reflected in the curriculum, and seen as a benefit to the teaching and learning process. But in order to build a curriculum that respects and reflects our students’ multicultural perspectives, we first need to understand who they are by building relationships with them. With this foundation of understanding, our language learners can begin to recognize their own values and start developing global competence.
In this session, 2021 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prizewinner Kieshia Thorpe shares how you can engage your students and make learning relevant to the real world. Discover how to integrate culturally responsive practices that promote equity and inclusivity in the classroom and how you can support students in becoming global citizens.