At a staff meeting the week before school start, the principle decides to give each teacher their class list for the upcoming school year. This year the principle decides to give you an illusion classroom with a mixture of culturally diverse children. You become worried and you begin to get a sharp pain in your stomach. You think to yourself, "What am I going to do?" When teaching special needs students in a racially diverse classroom, I believe teachers should consider assessing one's own biases about people with special needs as well as people of other cultures other than your own, plan your lessons to accommodate each child's cultures and special needs and also create a safe and open classroom where all the students feel comfortable and safe.
Before teaching special needs students in a racially diverse classroom, I believe one should first asses one's own biases. The teacher should do an internal checklist asking themselves the following two simple questions. Am I comfortable around special needs students as well as minority students? What assumptions do I make about various student groups? Once they have thought about those questions, the teacher should think about why they became teachers. Most teachers became teachers because they wanted to help and teach children. It did not matter where the children were from or what exceptionality they possessed. Having a bias will only cause damage to a child because they will not have a fair chance to learn. I believe a teacher should leave their biases at the door and treat children as unique individuals eager to learn and grow.
When a teacher comes into their classroom and she gazes upon her class, most teachers see a classroom of children that come from different cultural backgrounds and may have various needs. I believe she should be reminded to plan the lessons to accommodate each child's cultures and special needs. When a teacher creates lessons encompasses various aspects.