How can I find enough time to teach about diversity when I already have so much required material to cover in the school year?
Rather than teach "about" diversity, your goal should be to work it seamlessly into the curriculum by taking a multicultural approach to required subjects. Following are a few examples of how this can be accomplished:
- Include reading selections that have main characters from diverse cultural backgrounds, and avoid books that rely on stereotypes.
- Discuss names, foods, and customs that are mentioned in word math problems.
- Encourage students to consider diverse perspectives of historical events about which they are learning.
- Include information about people from diverse groups when studying scientific or technological advancements and accomplishments.