Prepare a 750word reflective essay on the topic of diversity and learning environments. Within your essay, address the following:
Describe personal frames of reference regarding cultural, linguistic, and gender differences.
Reflect upon how your personal background and frames of reference can, however unintentionally, create bias in your relationships with students and families, how you design instruction, and the classroom environment you promote.
Describe specific ways to decrease potential bias in your classroom, including ways to incorporate your students’ abilities, interests, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds into the learning environment.
Review the “Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work” in the topic Resources. Using this as a guide, discuss how Christian values align with establishing a multicultural classroom that demonstrates and teaches how to respect people of all backgrounds and abilities.