Embracing Multiculturalism

One Week Erasmus+ Staff Training Course in Wonderful Tenerife

Reserve Your Spot

Embracing Multiculturalism

One Week Erasmus+ Staff Training Course in Wonderful Tenerife

Reserve Your Spot

Creating a classroom environment that is welcoming and inclusive of all cultures is a critical factor in the success of any educational institution. With the diverse student populations that make up today’s classrooms, it is essential for teachers and administrators to be proactive about creating an atmosphere that embraces all cultures.

By enhancing everyone’s creativity, curiosity, engagement and fun, we will generate a warm atmosphere at school where every single individual, hence every culture, will feel welcome. To do so, we will first spark teachers’ creativity and motivation by exploring together a great variety of up-to-date inspirational techniques to develop strategic lesson plans, deepening into the essential pillars of a multicultural environment: understanding and addressing cultures, dealing with emotions and building trust and acceptance among the students and peers.

We will cover all of the stages involved in teaching: 
Class management
Class preparation and delivery
School tasks organization
Parent-teacher communication

To improve the relationships between peers, we will engage in various activities to learn how they relate and interact. In addition, we will provide several resources to create a game-based practice that fosters acceptance, appreciation, and affection in the school, allowing every student to be themselves and express their unique culture in a way that is both inclusive and supportive. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore, research and analyse our own roles in order to create an even more enjoyable classroom, which embraces multiculturalism. 

Do you want to create a multicultural classroom? No wonder! 

Multicultural education includes histories, texts, values and beliefs of people from different cultures. In the classroom, for instance, teachers may modify or incorporate lessons to reflect the cultural diversity of students. “Culture” here is defined in the broadest possible sense, encompassing race, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, class, gender, sexual orientation, and exceptionality.

As part of this course, we will discover how to create an inclusive environment where all cultures feel accepted. We will examine our implicit biases and unconscious beliefs about diversity in order to break them down. Furthermore, we will learn how to deal with stress and anger, as well as how to manage emotions, to build healthy relationships with our peers and students. We will learn how to understand and manage emotions, and how to deal with different types of personalities. Through the use of a learning-by-doing methodology, we will acquire tools to improve how we communicate.

Embracing Multiculturalism Course at a glance

  • Increasing acceptance throughout school

  • Getting to understand and address different personalities

  • Improving your communication skills

  • Understanding and dealing with emotions

  • Stress management, conflict resolution and addressing bullying

  • Gaining efficiency as a teacher

  • Using a more student-centered approach

  • Generating an empowering atmosphere


Your Trainer

María Hernández

I am a fully qualified translator with two masters in teaching and twelve years experience in the field. I’ve taught all levels around the world, from primary school to adult education, in both public and private schools. I’ve also trained and performed as a dancer and actress, and I have qualified as a dance and movement and theatre therapy. Teaching, dancing and theatre are my passions, and I keep feeding my curiosity by learning new things.

Daily Program:

Understanding different cultures within the classroom

Understanding the keys to a safe environment
Grounding some terminology- Introduction to intercultural awareness
What is implicit bias?
Getting familiar with our unconscious brain patterns
Understand the wheel of power
Microaggressions, how to avoid them
Working on self reflection and observation

How to address and understand different types of personalities

Cognitive distortions
Non Violent Communication (NVC)
Active Listening
Types of personality -The Enneagram
How to address to each personality type?
Equality vs equity
Team building activities to create a bonding atmosphere
Discussion and self reflection as daily tools

Dealing with emotions – Anger & stress management

Stress management approaches
Anger management approaches – EFT tapping
Using conflict to improve
Conflict resolution in practice
Tools to deal with stress, anger and conflict. Mindfulness, drama, art, movement and games
Minimizing workplace stress
Dealing with feelings
Tools to express feelings withouth getting overwhelmed by them
Group discussion and self-reflection

Creating an atmosphere of acceptance

Bullying, a different perspective
Preventing bullying
Using mindfulness as a daily tool
Using creativity as a daily tool
Using the body and movement as a daily technique
Creating a safe environment to prevent bullying
Team building activities to increase acceptance
Group discussion and self-reflection

Creating an atmosphere of trust – Closing session

Working on trust
Tools to build trust
The 5 As as a daily practice
Take responsibility, what to change in your daily practice?
Final project evaluation & discussion
What happens next?
Final questions
Feedback session, testimonials, certificates

Leisure Time Activities

Participants are offered many free leisure activities in the afternoon, including:

A visit to the botanical garden

Beach volleybal

Surf trial lesson
*paid activity

Salsa lesson

Yoga session

On the weekend we can organise:

Loro Parque

A visit to Loro Parque, the world’s Nº 1 zoo


A fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe


A travel day to the neighbouring island La Gomera, the hippie paradise


A hiking trip to magic Masca valley


An excursion to the Nº 1 destination of the Canary Islands: the Teide National Park


As the (class) environment is becoming increasingly multicultural, an understanding of the most important pillars is crucial. Taking this course is an excellent way to learn about cultures, deal with emotions, and build trust and confidence among students. In this manner, every culture will feel welcome in your class!