Navigating Feedback and Enhancing Student Learning in a Multicultural Classroom


Initially, in our course profile, I (Jashandeep)and Humaira, both of us stated that we were developing
our course module based on the South-Asian curriculum. However, after receiving feedback
from reviewers, it was noted that the Grade-3 lessons created were not suitable for the age and
grade level. Despite this, English is introduced in our curriculum from an early age (Play and
Nursery School), and we believe that it will not be difficult for students to understand the
guidelines and questions provided in the Google Classroom. Our workload is consistent with
what is expected in our curriculum, and there are numerous resources available online that can
provide insight into our teaching methods. We are committed to ensuring quality and quantity
in our curriculum, and we have created our lessons based on our classroom teaching experience
and expertise.
We have made all the necessary information available for accessing the Google Classroom,
and our module is transparent so that anyone can access the lessons and assessment tools. If
anyone has difficulty accessing the classes, we encourage them to reach out to us so that we
can resolve the issue. Although we teach the same subject, we have separate classes based on
our different topics and teaching styles. Additionally, we can also use our mother tongue (Hindi
& Bangla) for instructional purposes to ensure that our learners and parents can understand the
lessons easily. We have provided detailed instructions on how to begin each lesson, including
the necessary materials, assignments, and assessment methods. We have taken the feedback of
the reviewers into consideration and will work on making our instructions more concise in the
next module.
We have explained how we will cover all aspects of the course, including class work,
assessment, and homework. Due dates for homework are mentioned in Jashandeep’s module,
while in Humaira’s module, the due date for homework will be explained in the face-to-face
class and emailed to the student’s webmail. All classes will be conducted both in-person and
online, and online students will receive full support from their teacher to complete their
learning. Students who are physically present in the classroom can view the videos uploaded
on Google Classroom via the classroom projector and take all the quizzes using the classroom
computers. As for team activities, students who attend classes remotely will be automatically
grouped with their peers through the Socrative software’s built-in program, as they will be
taking the quiz simultaneously. To ensure that online students receive comprehensive support
and assistance, we will provide all necessary help for successful learning.
To assess our students, we will be utilizing Google Jam board and Socrative as a formative
assessment, while following the South-Asian curriculum for summative assessment, which
includes mid-terms and finals. This process allows us to evaluate each student individually and
we have also outlined how their grades will be determined for each task. As our curriculum is
based on scoring/grading, rather than rubrics, there is no need for rubrics. Additionally,
students will be able to apply what they have learned from videos to complete quizzes and
other activities.
In general, our reviewers have provided us with moderate feedback on our lesson plan. They
have pointed out several shortcomings, and we have attempted to address them in our
explanation. As international students, we are still familiarizing ourselves with the Canadian
curriculum, and we are making every effort to create an effective and appealing class module
that aligns with it. We had originally intended to include videos in our native language to
enhance the authenticity of the lesson, and we obtained permission from our professor to do
so. However, we ended up using English-language videos during the lesson design phase to
facilitate the reviewers’ feedback process. We are grateful for the feedback we have received
and are eager to incorporate the suggested modifications into our classrooms.


One Reply to “Navigating Feedback and Enhancing Student Learning in a Multicultural Classroom”

  1. Good morning Jashan. I found it interesting how there are such differences in the curriculums and thus the expectations as you described above. That is something I have to think about more as I develop my second module. In small town rural schools, we sometimes forget how different the expectations and skill levels may be for students from different countries. Thank you for the reminder.

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