Most of us have a variety of cultures in our classes. Sometimes what seems like poor skills or uncoachable behavior is something completely different – a cultural difference that may surprise you.
Here is the best resource I’ve found for gaining empathy for a student from another culture: The Commisceo Global Guides.
- As you read a relevant guide, look for answers about why you are seeing certain behaviors.
- New student? Print out a guide as preparation.
- Help your student understand why modifying a behavior from their culture during naturalization interview might be appropriate.