Have parties celebrating the different cultures in the class, sharing music, historical family photos, dances, games, food and traditions.Hold discussions about the history of America, immigration, and the value of diversity and differences.
ESL students do exceptionally well when this theory is followed.
Involve them in projects that will encourage them to talk as much as possible with their classmates.
This support must come from both an ESL pedagogical view, as well as, an emotional, social, and developmental lens.
The 10 tips and strategies below are intended to help mainstream teachers meet the needs of our wonderful, diverse population.
Sharing cultural commonalities will provide strong bonds for students, parents, and teachers.