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Celebrating the Multicultural Classroom with African Pop Music

It all started with a talking drum and one student’s interest in sharing this drum with his classmates. I seek to celebrate student-led learning. The talking drum was a launching pad for a lesson on African music and a tool to engage other students as leaders in the classroom. This ensemble performance featuring the talking …

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Nurturing a Multicultural Classroom: Embracing Our Own Diversity

The classroom is one of the first places where children encounter diversity as they suddenly find themselves spending huge portions of their day with dozens of other children from a wide range of backgrounds and life situations. As a teacher or parent it is important to embrace this opportunity and help showcase diversity and respect …

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Wordless Wednesday: Kids’ Drawings from Around The World

“When I see a white piece of paper, I feel I’ve got to draw. And drawing, for me, is the beginning of everything.” Ellsworth Kelly Award winning illustrator, Chris Riddell, advocates the importance of drawing with children. He even emphasize that drawing with children should be placed alongside reading a bedtime story. However, the importance …

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