Educators write a book on teaching in diverse classrooms

07/21/2010 | Shawnee Dispatch (Kan.)

A Kansas teacher is one of many educators nationwide to contribute an essay to the book "One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversity in the Classroom." Megan Highfill shares her experience with classroom diversity as a new teacher at a Title I school in Missouri, where many of her students were native Spanish speakers. Highfill writes about the challenges of teaching a diverse group of students about patriotism and the meaning of being American. "I want to challenge our concept of patriotism and being an American," she said. "I want to challenge people to think of a child who wasn't born here but their life is here."

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