When planning a lesson, a teacher can best help to ensure that instruction will be effective and appropriate for learners from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds by asking himself or herself which of the following questions?
1. Will the lesson include opportunities for interaction among learners from different backgrounds?
2. Will learners have opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification at various points in the lesson?
3. Will the lesson be structured in a way that allows learners to spend time working with selfselected peers to help process new learning?
4. Will the examples used to illustrate and explore lesson content be familiar and relevant to learners with varied life experience
Answer is 4. Will the examples used to illustrate and explore lesson content be familiar and relevant to learners with varied life experience
This question allows the instructor to use their knowledge of methods for preparing and adapting instruction to all students' characteristics, abilities, strengths, and needs. Students may create associations between their current understandings and new concepts and ideas with the aid of effective instruction.
Students from various socioeconomic backgrounds have varying perspectives and levels of access to enrichment opportunities (such as art classes and science camps) as well as educational services (e.g., museums, libraries, technology). Teachers must understand this difference in students' experiential experiences and contexts when selecting examples that will serve as the foundation for new learning to make learning relevant for all students.