I will incorporate “the final word” protocol in my classroom. I feel like it is age appropriate for high students. Also, many times students do not complete the assigned reading at home. Therefore, giving students class time to read the material will be effective for classroom discussion. I also liked how the activity is scaffolded from individual reflection to small group reflection working up to a small presentation to the entire class. This method will allow students to build upon their ideas with one another on both small and large group scales.
Some of the main points I heard reiterated throughout the classroom discussion regarding the content from BH&H were transformation, inclusion, self reflection, and advocation. I think we all agree that multicultural education is paramount when working toward inclusion. In order to become fulling transformative, we must first reflect on our own biases and become aware of how we relate to others and vice versa. By doing so, we are beginning to break down barriers that divide us by becoming in touch with our likenesses instead of our differences, but also appreciating everyone’s differences and personal stories. Advocating for both our students as well as ourselves as educators working within the laws that govern education as a whole will continue our pursuits in transforming our society through effective multicultural education.