WHAT IS CULTURAL COMPETENCY?
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR EDUCATORS UNDERSTAND THE CULTURE OF THEIR STUDENTS?
CAN YOU BE A GOOD TEACHER WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING WHERE YOUR STUDENTS COME FROM?
Too often children from urban communities enter classrooms with teachers who look nothing like them. Too often children end up with teachers who don’t understand them or where they come from.
I will be posting a blog this week on cultural competency and my views on its importance. But before I do so I would like your views on any or all of the questions mentioned above. Please feel comfortable to be transparent and honest. Race and cultural differences can be hard to discuss and uncomfortable for some. IF WE DON’T TALK ABOUT IT WHO WILL?
Leave your thoughts and comments below. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRANSPARENCY!