The Diversity Blog

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study the amazon through reading

By Jenny | May 20, 2024

Dive into the Amazon: A Cultural Adventure for Students with “Afternoon on the Amazon” Reading is not just about decoding words on a page; it’s a gateway to exploring new worlds, cultures, and ideas. In today’s culturally responsive classrooms, it’s vital to provide students with reading material that enriches their understanding of global diversity. One […]

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Culturally Responsive Classroom

Tips for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

By Jenny | Apr 14, 2024

Becoming culturally responsive in the classroom is a process that involves ongoing learning and reflection. Here are some steps to get started: culturally Responsive Classroom Tips

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The Tartan Song

The Tartan Song

By Jenny | Apr 12, 2024

Scotland During the Chorus the students enjoy repeating the “hey” and “Ho” as chants “Then it’s hey for the tartan” – HEY “And ho for the tartan” – HO . LYRICS There are hundreds of tartans so lovely to seeAnd many a famous has graced the bare kneeAnd the sett that I wear is both […]

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Unicorn Horn Headband

Unicorn Horn Headband

By Jenny | Mar 29, 2024

Celebrate National Unicorn Day on April 9th with a DIY Unicorn Horn Headband craft, perfect for homeschoolers and teachers. This engaging project not only sparks creativity but also aids in developing fine motor skills and imagination. It integrates art and science, is adaptable for different skill levels, and offers step-by-step instructions, enhancing bonding in families and classrooms.

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Bodhran – The Irish Drum

By Jenny | Feb 28, 2024

Embrace the Beat: Introducing the Bodhran Drum to Your Elementary School Music Class Are you looking to add a touch of tradition and rhythm to your elementary school music classes? Look no further than the Bodhran – a quintessential instrument from the heart of Irish culture. Incorporating this unique drum into your lesson plans during […]

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#60 Resources for teaching cultural diversity

By Jenny | Jul 12, 2020

As a reminder to you, when it comes to teaching your students to be globally-minded citizens who not only respect but celebrate diversity,  it’s not really what you teach – it’s how you teach it. However, it’s important to find good resources for teaching cultural diversity! Part I and Part II of this series were […]

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#57 Celebrate Black Culture

By Jenny | Jun 9, 2020

It’s okay to be worried, confused or scared to teach about black culture. It’s okay to no know what to say. It’s not okay to avoid it. Learn what you can do when you don’t know what to do to support black culture and black equality as a teacher.

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#56 Standards Based Household Chores

By Jenny | May 19, 2020

Parents are juggling so much while kids are learning from home! Between the housework, cooking, keeping their kids engaged in schoolwork, being parents, managing their own career obligations, and not to mention any self-care. It’s hard. As teachers, we know how to integrate. So there is no reason why we shouldn’t help out parents by […]

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#55 Discover Heritage

By Jenny | May 17, 2020

Students are at home and learning more than ever about their family! This is a great time to encourage a stronger family bond and to learn more about one’s heritage!   This podcast is all about how students can conduct an interview to learn more about their heritage. There is a lot of standards based […]

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