Tell us how a professional development session, a class you’ve taken or a book you’ve recently read has impacted your teaching. I recently completed an Equity and Diversity Course through Univ of Blah. I grew up with the belief that we are all the same regardless of ethnicity. However, the class really drove home the idea that simply accepting or tolerating diversity is not enough. We have to act. As teachers, not catering to children’s unique backgrounds and experiences is an injustice and will not promote equity in learning. I now try to mix in multicultural content where appropriate, especially during classroom discussions. A couple examples would be when I had kindergarten student share her Hanukah dance or when we talked about Greek, Jewish, and Mexican breads in our food pyramid discussion. When I have my own classroom, I’ll be able to look ahead through the curriculum and choose appropriate topics to infuse with multicultural content.