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In Embracing Diversity: Managing Diverse Schools and Classrooms, you will explore the importance of promoting diversity and tolerance at both the classroom and school level. You will learn about many of the challenges that diverse schools face. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study classroom activities, procedures, and schoolwide initiatives that focus on tolerance and diversity, including ways to involve parents of all types in the school community. Through video examples and in-depth readings, you’ll learn practical ways to manage diverse classrooms and schools for the benefit of all students.
Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.