The Transylvania Times -

By Meredith Licht
Everyday Education 

The Diverse Classroom As A Community Model

 


Looking at my students, I do not see much diversity at first glance. Transylvania County is not known for racial diversity. Below the surface, my students represent the underlying diversity of our community, and they bring into the classroom a variety of experiences and beliefs that make it, and ultimately our community, a better place.

Children are shaped by their experiences and environments, and there is no shortage of diversity there. The students we teach in public schools come from very different family structures. Some are raised in a traditional family environment with a mother and...



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