Excerpt taken from Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Assignment for EDUC 490 Fall 2005

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Excerpt taken from Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Assignment for EDUC 490 Fall 2005 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Reflections Constraints to enacting CRCM strategies Constraints to enacting CRCM strategies My own preconceptions and biases My own preconceptions and biases Lack of consciousness of my own privilege and how I might use to define and enforce norms that I consider appropriate (Goodman, 2001) Lack of consciousness of my own privilege and how I might use to define and enforce norms that I consider appropriate (Goodman, 2001) Fear (e.g. avoiding taking a job with diverse cultural needs) Fear (e.g. avoiding taking a job with diverse cultural needs) Inexperience inconsistent administration of rules, lack of culturally representative response to behavioral problems, trying to be the nice guy when the situation calls for an authority figure (Obidah &amp; Teel, 2001, p.59) Inexperience inconsistent administration of rules, lack of culturally representative response to behavioral problems, trying to be the nice guy when the situation calls for an authority figure (Obidah &amp; Teel, 2001, p.59) Possibilities or opportunities to enact CRCM strategies winter term Possibilities or opportunities to enact CRCM strategies winter term Although my classes tend to be well-behaved, I believe I will have to establish trust when it is my class (Obidah &amp; Teel, 2001, p.61). This will be made more difficult by the natural tailing off of motivation as seniors get close to graduation. I will emulate my mentors policies as much as possible to present a unified position that is seamless regardless of who is teaching. Because my tendency is to be less strict than my mentor, I will have to work at this while staying within my own personality. Although my classes tend to be well-behaved, I believe I will have to establish trust when it is my class (Obidah &amp; Teel, 2001, p.61). This will be made more difficult by the natural tailing off of motivation as seniors get close to graduation. I will emulate my mentors policies as much as possible to present a unified position that is seamless regardless of who is teaching. Because my tendency is to be less strict than my mentor, I will have to work at this while staying within my own personality. Personal growth in CRCM understanding during Fall term Personal growth in CRCM understanding during Fall term I have surprised myself to a degree in that my approach to classroom management changes when Im the one at the front of the classroom. Ive noticed that I do have the capacity to be stern yet polite while staying within my personality. I am beginning to bring my biases to a conscious level (Weinstein et al., 2003) so that I can self-monitor my treatment of culturally different students. I have surprised myself to a degree in that my approach to classroom management changes when Im the one at the front of the classroom. Ive noticed that I do have the capacity to be stern yet polite while staying within my personality. I am beginning to bring my biases to a conscious level (Weinstein et al., 2003) so that I can self-monitor my treatment of culturally different students. </li> </ul>