Presentation on theme: "Ch. 8 A culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Classroom Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. -proverb."— Presentation transcript:
Ch. 8 A culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Classroom Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. -proverb
Classrooms Affect Behavior, Attitudes, & Learning Classroom environments give children and parents strong messages. Arrange the Classroom into Interest areas By looking at a classroom, you can tell what and how children are taught Room arrangement silently communicates a program’s philosophy toward early childhood education. Establish an educational orientation The classroom should be a place where children can learn simple, accurate information about people and the world around them. select bulleting board materials, posters, calendars, and teaching materials that are reality based and have educational value. Welcome every child Creating an environment that will include all families (ex: taking pictures of students with the person that dropped them off the first day, then post those pictures in your class)
Classrooms Affect Behavior, Attitudes, & Learning Promote positive attitudes toward diversity Include in your classroom photographs of people from racial and cultural groups in your community, state and region Photographs of diverse people actively involved in everyday life Different forms of music Set of multiethnic children’s books Set of multiethnic children’s dolls, multiethnic, nonsexist puzzles Art materials that include a variety of skin colors Prevent and reduce bias and stereotypic thinking Promote social skills and Social Action Have photographs and posters of individuals and groups working for social justice Photographs and posters of people working together Charts that list steps for problem solving or nonviolent conflict resolution A peace table where children can go to resolve their problems Children’s books about community, cooperation, problem-solving, human rights, and social action Music about community, peace, freedom, cooperation, and problem-solving,
Suggested Materials Art Area Block Area Music Area Dramatic play area Dolls Play food and cooking utensils Clothes Manipulative area Science area Sensory table Book/Quiet area Selecting Children’s Books Illustrations Characters of color Relationships between white people and people of color Story line Author and Illustrator
Suggested Materials Bulletin boards and visual displays Acquiring visual materials Using materials as teaching tools Teaching pictures Children’s music Children’s books Persona dolls
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