God’s world is inherently diverse. Psalm 139:4 declares, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” God made us in His image, and His world is beautiful and magnificent. That includes all of His creation, both you and your students! There are no two individuals alike! We must learn to embrace diversity, and even when we don’t necessarily see it on the outside, diversity embodies so much more than appearance. In this assignment, explore all of the diversity in diversity itself!
This assignment must be a 1500–2000-word description/research paper in current APA format that explains the diversity that may be found in today’s classrooms and the unique characteristics and needs of the elementary school learner. Include diversity related to academics and learning styles, physical, emotional, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, multiple intelligences, etc. Make sure you include the topic of differentiation (process, product, content, environment, and choice), all facets of diversity, a description of appropriate learning experiences, instructional strategies, classroom environments, etc., that are effective for the elementary school learner. Reflect on Parker’s chapters on “Learning How to Care” and “Learning How to Shine,” and evaluate how these chapters may relate to the issues of diversity and differentiation in the classroom. You must integrate the Parker’s text throughout your paper. Do not give a synopsis or summary of the text, but work on a cohesive analysis and integration of the issues of diversity and differentiation. Be sure to incorporate at least 5 citations as well