Sunday, January 1, 2017

Title: Creating an Identity-Safe Classroom
Source: Edutopia
Author: Becky Cohn-Vargas and Dorothy M. Steele
Date: October 21, 2015

Key Points: Domains of Identity Safety: Student-Centered Teaching, Cultivating Diversity as a Resource, Classroom Relationships, Caring Classroom Environment. Students cultivate trust, autonomy, belonging, and competence within a identity safe classroom. 

Relevance: Within the domain of Cultivating diversity as a resources, the authors suggest that every day should include diverse music, art, games, stories, and activities. We chose to do something like this during the holidays. We traveled the world to see how different countries celebrated the holidays. But what I like most is the point of making it an every day choice. So, I would like to work at creating lessons that would incorporate diversities, but not with a specific holiday spin. 

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