In the book, “The Dream-Keepers” by Gloria Ladson-Billings, the problem that the book focused on was Culturally Relevant Teaching. Culturally relevant teaching is making sure that every student’s culture is respected and shared. One of the Culturally Relevant Teachers was Patricia Hilliard she is big on treating her class as an extended family. She expects that the students treat each other as they would their own family. The idea of a Culturally Relevant classroom is great however the problem that I am faced with is that my students are all African Americans and they tend to treat each other very poorly. They don’t respect each other and laugh when a student struggles. Patricia Hillard’s approach is the same approach I would like to use, to build a culturally relevant classroom. I would like to begin by spending time with my students during lunch to open up dialogue with them about their likes and dislikes, and any other topic they would like to talk about. I need them to see each other as people and to respect each other. So, I have begun thinking about ways to make spending my lunch periods with my students three days out of the week. My idea is to have theme lunches with my students. Students will get to sign up to spend lunch with me and their classmates. The themes for lunch will be lunch with Lego, dine and draw , lunch buffet. During these lunch periods, students will talk with me and their classmates about whatever on their minds. The plan is for this to become a safe place for them to share.
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