In "Teaching Diverse Learners," Dorothy Strickland addresses the range of diversity in classrooms, including differences in language, culture, ability, interests, background knowledge, and approach to learning. Professor Strickland also discusses the importance of teachers understanding the backgrounds of their students in order to plan effective instruction. As you watch the video, consider the following questions:
- Why should teachers know about the diverse backgrounds of their students?
- What kinds of instruction help teachers address the range of student needs?
- How can teachers put it all together?
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