TSL 550 Full Course Discussions GCU

TSL 550 Full Course Discussions GCU

TSL 550 Topic 1 DQ 1

Why is it important for teachers to understand the theories of ethnic identity that were presented in your required reading?

TSL 550 Topic 1 DQ 2

Historical events are often summarized too succinctly in textbooks. How could the exclusion of racially relevant details contribute to racism, stereotyping, or discrimination?

TSL 550 Topic 2 DQ 1

What is the relationship between the language spoken in the home and the rate at which an additional language is learned?

TSL 550 Topic 2 DQ 2

Provide an example of gender bias that has been fostered in an English language learning environment. What should instructors do to address this type of bias when it is encountered?

TSL 550 Topic 3 DQ 1

Define assimilation, pluralism, and suppression and provide an example of each.  How can this knowledge affect your relationships with students and their family?

TSL 550 Topic 3 DQ 2

From Table 12.1 Debunking Common Myths about English Language Learners (ELLs) in the textbook, choose one myth, share the reality, and defend the reality with real-life examples. Include at least one scholarly source to support your position.

TSL 550 Topic 4 DQ 1

Explain why incorporating technology in alignment with multicultural education is relevant in K-12 education. Include in your response how utilizing technology can assist students in identifying with individuals who have made contributions in education, science, math, history, technology, and how this makes school relevant.

TSL 550 Topic 4 DQ 2

Guidelines for cultural differences are discussed in your required reading. Which were you aware of and which ones were you not aware of?  Why is this knowledge beneficial to teachers?

TSL 550 Topic 5 DQ 1

What is the relationship between parental involvement and student achievement?

TSL 550 Topic 5 DQ 2

Many times teachers struggle to make contact with parents to share a student’s academic success, academic struggles, and behavioral issues.  What are three methods you utilize when you cannot make contact with a parent?

TSL 550 Topic 6 DQ 1

How can teachers help students identify biases, stereotypes, and omissions in literature, media, and curriculum?

TSL 550 Topic 6 DQ 2

Why is fair-minded critical thinking necessary in multicultural teaching?

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