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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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  • Cultivating the Classroom as a Safe Space

    Middle and high school teachers can create an environment that supports inclusion and gives students space to make mistakes as they learn.
    M.J. Fievre
    436
  • 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.
  • Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits

    When educators are intentional about teaching kids to see and represent differences, the students—and their works of art—blossom.
    2.3k
  • Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.
    2.2k
  • Building Relationships With Empathy Maps

    Use this simple visual tool to make better instructional decisions with your students' strengths and needs in mind.
    1.9k
  • 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.
    215
  • Building a Better Check-In

    Carefully crafted check-ins can bring middle and high school classes closer together and improve student well-being.
    600
  • No One Starts Out Awesome: Advice for New Teachers

    There is no single strategy for success. But positivity, flexibility, a desire to keep improving, and empathy will help along the way.
    995
  • How to Teach Students About the Partition of India and Pakistan

    Books, videos, and other resources teachers can use with students in grades 3 to 12 to examine one of the largest mass migrations in history.
    337
  • 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.
    8.5k
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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.
    20k
  • 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.
    11k
  • Tapping Into English Language Learners’ Strengths

    Focusing on these students’ experiences and skills can contribute to their academic success and foster an inclusive classroom environment.
    399
  • Taking Small Steps Toward Equity

    It can be difficult to know how to keep going with equity work, but starting with culturally responsive teaching is helpful.
    1.1k
  • Two portraits of teenage girls of color holding up signs saying "Alien" and You don't talk like you're black," illustrating the microaggressions they face

    A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

    A primer on the impact of implicit biases in schools and how they can be expressed by students and faculty.
    16k

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