Workshop 3
Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students

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Homework (On Your Own)

In your journal, describe the students you are teaching right now — their life experiences, the cultural and linguistic backgrounds they draw on, the learning strengths and challenges they present, their disabilities if they have any. If it helps you think more concretely, describe three students who vary along these dimensions.

Then reflect on these questions:

Also, try the interactive
Focus On: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Using it, you can analyze how a visiting theatre artist takes account of the diverse needs of his students.