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Based on the article, "Mindful Reflection as a Process for Developing Culturally Responsive Practices," prepare a 500-750-word reflective essay. Within your essay, address the following:
* Describe personal frames of reference regarding cultural, linguistic, and gender differences;
* Reflect upon how these differences influence your ability to create a learning environment that respectfully encompasses cultural and other individual differences; and
* Describe specific ways to incorporate your student's abilities, interests, and cultural and linguistic backgrounds into the learning environments.
Support your essay with 3-5 scholarly resources, including the Dray and Wisneski reading.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
For this reason, its challenge lies not so much in different behaviors as in the diverse meanings attributed to those behaviors” (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 28). Teachers who lack sociocultural consciousness fail to see themselves as racial and cultural beings and therefore do not understand how these factors are integrally connected to whether and how meaningful learning takes place (Bates & Rosaen, 2010, p. 58).
In order to effectively reflective on the challenges in a classroom, a teacher must learn to gain a deeper understanding of institutions, personal assumptions, and common communication patterns that can create tensions and misunderstandings between teachers and students (Dray & Wisneski, 2011, p. 29).
Effective communication requires paying close attention to what others are…...

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