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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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  • The Benefits of Oral History Projects for Multilingual Learners

    When multilingual students interview family members, they improve their communication skills and learn more about their roots.
    Erin Vong
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  • How to Audit Classroom Library for Inclusion

    Is your classroom bookshelf all that it can be, for every kid in your class? Here’s how to bring it up to speed.
  • Discovering a Disturbing Bias in Kids’ Books

    Has the recent uptick in diverse characters in children’s literature translated into authentic representation? One team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate.
  • Fostering Identity, Joy, and Skill Development

    How a teacher used a mini-unit featuring poetry, music, and art to help her third-grade students learn more about themselves and each other.
    308
  • 4 Ways to Keep Students Moving Forward

    A look at a few ways to guide elementary students who may still be struggling with their learning after the last two turbulent years.
    579
  • 3 Ways to Enhance Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Middle and high school teachers can cultivate student agency to facilitate conversations about difficult subjects in history class.
    488
  • Look Beyond the Struggle to Celebrate Black Achievement

    In addition to recognizing the civil rights movement, teachers can use Black History Month to call attention to the achievements of Black Americans in other areas.
    472
  • Curating Mentor Texts That Inspire Student Writers

    Mentor texts that reflect the breadth and depth of student experiences not only get students enthusiastic about writing but also help build a sense of belonging at school.
    391
  • Bringing Identity Work to Project-Based Learning

    As they emerged from the difficulties of the past few years, these students combined humanities, STEM, and the arts in a project that celebrated their identities as individuals and as a community.
  • Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Support Migrant and Immigrant Students

    Identifying different layers of identity is particularly helpful for students transitioning into a new social and cultural context.
    334
  • Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

    Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
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    22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels

    Suggestions from teachers who are working to offer students at every grade level book choices that represent their lives.
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  • A Troubling Lack of Diversity in Educational Materials

    The author of a new report on the representation of social groups in educational materials shares a few things teachers can do to ensure that all of their students are reflected in class resources.
    290
  • How to Make Math Concepts Feel Relevant to Students

    Helping high school students understand that math has useful applications in their lives can boost their engagement in learning.
    269
  • A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators

    Teachers shaken by recent events and wondering how to work for change in our society and schools can start with these lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
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