As future educators, we will have to be familiar with all forms of diversity. Every student is different in terms of gender, race, religion, and so much more. Diversity is everywhere and teachers cannot be one sided, teachers need to be open to everything and make every student feel as comfortable as possible. With that being said, chapter 6 was full of useful information about diversity and how to overcome the difficulties that comes with diversity. Three things I learned from this reading about diversity and how to deal with it include, poverty, stereotype threats, and sex/gender issues. One in seven children in Canada live in poverty, these children suffer developmentally, medically, socially, and academically. Coming from a small town I did not see much poverty but after reading how these students suffer I am realizing that there was people I went to school with that did live in poverty, these cases were not very severe but it was still there and I now know how to notice and help with students living in poverty. Stereotype threat is that when stereotyped individuals are in situations where stereotypes are present, they bear an extra emotional and cognitive burden. The final thing I learned in about sex and gender, I know that one’s sex refers to the biological difference and one’s gender refers to traits and behaviours they portray but I did not know that there are three components. The three components include gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender-role behaviours. As teachers, we need to make sure that every student has a safe and comfortable learning environment no matter what they look like or identify as. Continuing with the topic of gender, one of the two connections I made was gender roles. Growing up as a competitive female athlete I was surrounded by the idea of gender roles. Female athletes are not taken as seriously as male athletes, people always say that males are stronger, faster and more aggressive while female athletes are well, not. Because of this gender role, female physical education teachers are not taken as seriously as male phys. ed teachers and the reason this relates to me is because my major is high school phys. ed and I hope that when I am in the classroom, gender roles are not influencing people as much. My second connection is the difference of people from small towns and cities, I was raised in a small town about three hours northeast and the closest city is about an hour and a half away. I was terrified to move to Regina for school, I did not know what to expect. One thing I was defiantly not expecting was how evident the difference between small town students and city students is, for example, I knew and a bond with every person I graduated with whereas in the city there are tons of different schools and pretty much every grad class had over 100 students. I never really considered myself that diverse but after reading that diversity can include the difference between rural kids and city kids I realised that everyone has a little diversity in them. And finally, one question I have from this reading is why do people feel the need to discriminate people based on their gender/sex? How can we help break gender roles in our classrooms?