A New Student and a Lesson in Geography

Read the attached article, “A New Student and a Lesson in Geography” case study and answer the questions provide below.
What were Mr. McDonald’s assumptions about Peter and on what did he base them?
What kind of erroneous assumptions have you observed school personnel make based on socioeconomic status?
What kind of background information should teachers obtain about their new students to avoid the kinds of problems in this story? When no background information is available, how can teachers avoid making assumptions?
How could you help students in your classes/school understand the importance of getting to know another person rather than making assumptions based on prejudgments?
Speculate on possible causes of Robert’s behavior. What would you do in response to this behavior?