Most of us have a variety of cultures in our classes.  Sometimes what seems like poor skills or uncoachable behavior is something completely different Рa 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.