Standard IV. Diversity
A classroom benefits from having students of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities represented. Each student brings a unique perspective that enriches all of us. However, as a teacher I have to be cognizant of each of my learner's particular characteristics.
Reflective awareness of my students' strengths and weaknesses should guide my instruction throughout. The ability to modify instruction and accommodate for my second language learners and students experiencing literacy problems is necessary in order for all my students to remain challenged and experience success at learning.
I have been successful at working with special education teachers and student aides. As someone who grew up in Europe, I am quite aware of the challenges faced by “ESOL” students.