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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Find and share resources and explore strategies to engage students by connecting to and honoring their cultures, experiences, and backgrounds.

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Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

Cultural values and learning practices transmitted from parents and from community guide how the brain wires itself to process information and handle relationships.

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Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

Teachers must recognize and empower students with backgrounds different from their own, including their voices in the conversation and validating their experiences and perspectives.

Your students might come from many different parts of the world.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Culturally Responsive Teaching

This collection of videos introduces culturally responsive teaching, and includes some techniques that you can use to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed together.

Rethinking Tolerance: Ensuring That All Students Belong

The key to creating a culture of acceptance begins with helping students articulate how they see themselves and the labels they give each other.

Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Hone your skills like curiosity, listening, cultural sensitivity, and humor to provide all students with equitable opportunities for learning.

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Equity for English-Language Learners

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Resources for Creating a Radically Compassionate Classroom

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How Do We Indigenize Education for Aboriginal Students?

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Tips for Helping All Learners Succeed

Download a list of research-based strategies as a reference for working with diverse learners.

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Teaching Toward Consciousness

To create equity in their schools, educators must seek to validate and acknowledge students, expose and reveal the unseen, encourage questioning, and facilitate reflection.

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Resources for Creating a Radically Compassionate Classroom

As you ponder curriculum, seating, and policies, here are some ideas and resources to consider that will assist you in making your class a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for your students.

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Equity for English-Language Learners

Provide ELLs with quality instructional practices and resources, including fair assessments, free use of dictionaries and thesauruses, extra time, and the option of multiple media.

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Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.

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EduColor: Having the Deeper Conversations Online

Jose Vilson of EduColor, a movement and platform for educational equity and justice, discusses strategies for elevating the voices of public school advocates of color.

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Romeo is Bleeding: The Poetry and Passion of Urban Youth

A play-within-a-documentary recasts Shakespeare's timeless romantic tragedy as a celebration of life and art for disadvantaged young people coping with the daily threat of gun violence.

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

In high-poverty schools, it's critical to establish caring relationships, supporting students through advisory programs, create smaller learning environments, and encourage participation in extracurricular activities.

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Strategies and Resources for Supporting English-Language Learners

As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.

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Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.

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"It's Not What's Wrong With the Children, It's What's Happened to Them"

Instead of punitive discipline that limits students' potential, we must adopt a more holistic approach and address the life circumstances that are causing their behavior.

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

Six steps toward classroom equity include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, becoming flexible, making it safe to fail, and using culture as a resource.  

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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.

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Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Hone your skills like curiosity, listening, cultural sensitivity, and humor to provide all students with equitable opportunities for learning.

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