How Stories Shape Our Lives: Part 2
What resonated with me from reading the articles “Framing the Family Tree: How Teachers can be Sensitive to Students’ Family Situations” and “Heather’s Moms got Married” in The New Teacher Book was that teachers need to be more aware of the diversity of our students’ family structures. In today’s day and age, one cannot simply assume that every student comes from a nuclear family. We need to include diversity of family structures in our teaching through the curriculum by talking about similarities and differences so that students can understand and accept different situations and perspectives. This can connect students within your class and build positive relationships amongst students, teachers, and families.
Thus, I decided to create a family diversity collage to represent the importance of incorporating families into the curriculum and it will help me remember this practice as a becoming teacher.