Common Beliefs. Explore Commonly Held Beliefs that Influence Teachers’ Work with Diverse Students. Before clicking the link, select one of the commonly held beliefs listed under “Step 2″� that you identify with the most. Explain why you identify with this belief. Next, click the link and read the information provided. Has your belief changed? Why or why not? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings in a thoughtful and substantive manner.