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I am an Asian American faculty member, how can I engage my students in classrooms about multiculturalism?

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  • mentor picture Yating Haller
     
    Yating Haller
    Assistant Director
    Global Engineering Program, Purdue University
    You are your best tool!!! Students look up to faculty members and are often interested to find...
    You are your best tool!!! Students look up to faculty members and are often interested to find out more about who you are as a person. I have students come to me and ask timidly: So where are you from? Sometimes I actively share my background as my students are too afraid to ask or are scared that they may offend me. Your classroom is the perfect stage and don't be afraid to disclose a little more about yourself. Multiculturalism can be taught by you demonstrating that we all have differences, but we can live and communicate with each other through tolerance and understanding.
 
 
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