We have the diversity question. It goes like this: "What specific teaching practices do you use to promote diversity in your classroom?"
I was asked that question, once. I was, and still am, floored by it in the context of teaching science. My answer was pretty darned lame: "I try to judge my students on how they perform, not who they are."
But then, where I grew up, "diversity" comprised having kids of Bohemian, Norwegian and Dutch ancestry all on the same football team, and perhaps dating someone from a neighboring town. "High diversity" might mean that someone from the local Wisconsin Synod Lutheran church had unbent enough to allow their kids to participate in a secular organization like FFA.
So my questions are, quite simply, these:
Q. How did you answer this question?
Q. What specific teaching practices should be used to promote diversity in the classroom?
Disclaimer: I'm looking for answers that will help me to understand what the question means, not for screeds. I'm well aware of how much privilege I have, simply by virtue of being a tall white man who is neither excessively stout nor excessively unattractive.