“The book provides a root cause analysis of why so many students are failing in America's public schools. The materials translate research into practice and provide a rich collection of data for instructional strategies.”

—Mary Reeve, Director, Services for Exceptional Students

Gallup McKinley County Schools, NM

Innovative, research-based strategies to reach all the learners in your class!

This second edition of the best-selling volume in the What Every Teacher Should Know series presents critical information about teaching learners from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language, ability, and special needs backgrounds.

Updated throughout, this essential guide assimilates new data about how the brain processes information and provides tools for understanding and working with diverse students, including a cultural proficiency checklist, a vocabulary pretest and posttest, and a vocabulary summary. Donna Walker Tileston explores: Brain-compatible teaching strategies that engage diverse learners; Signs of bias to avoid in the classroom, including stereotypes, exclusion, selectivity, and more; How culture affects learning styles; Updated research on teaching children in poverty; Guidelines for working with English language learners

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners shows teachers how to set high expectations for all students and facilitate their progress in fulfilling those expectations.

Recognizing the Signs of Bias

Recognizing the signs of bias

In 1994, Gibbs introduced six categories of bias, and while there have been additions over time to the list, it is worth re-examining in light of what we know today. He lists six types of bias to avoid in the classroom if we are going to truly respect and celebrate diversity among students: linguistic bias, stereotyping, exclusion, unreality, selectivity, and isolation. Using his terminology for the types of bias, let's look at what the implications are for the classroom.

Linguistic Bias

Linguistic bias includes any language that is dehumanizing or denies the existence of a certain group, such as females or males. It occurs when we teach history without acknowledging the contributions of minorities. Linguistic bias also occurs ...

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