Students Aren’t Always the Ones to Learn (Day 17 of 25 Days of School in the Christmas Season)

Posted: December 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s amazing how in the middle of the United States we can have the different cultures that we do. My school has a mix of several different cultures.

Tonight was Cultural Night. It was a chance for our students to share about their cultures through dance and food. It was a great chance to see them perform.

It was also fun to listen to the three languages (English, Spanish and Marshallese) as they talked about their different cultures.

Too many teachers don’t go to their student’s activities because they work all day and are too tired. However, it was great to see so many of the staff enjoying the time and visiting with families and students.

We as teachers need to take the lead and learn from students about who they are. I have worked with Hispanic students for many years, but now that I have a chance to learn from our Pacific Islanders, it is amazing to see their ancestry.

What cultures do you have a chance to learn about when talking with your students?


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