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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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  • Elementary students raising their hands in class

    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.
    Chris Kubic
    625
  • Elementary student reading a book in his classroo

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Making Classrooms More Inclusive for Multilingual Learners

    Making Classrooms More Inclusive for Multilingual Learners

    Taking an asset-based approach to supporting students who are new to the English language can help them thrive.
    1.4k
  • 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
  • Middle school teacher reads to a small group of students

    5 Trauma-Informed Strategies for Supporting Refugee Students

    Educators can take the initiative to provide safe and welcoming spaces in their classrooms and school community.
    103
  • Teacher and students in middle school classroom

    Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality

    When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning.
    1.2k
  • Pre-school children sitting on rug in classroom

    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.
    8.3k
  • Books about the Partition of India

    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
  • Protesters gather for a rally at Cadman Plaza Park, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York.

    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.
    10.8k
  • Collage of diverse books

    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 Pathway to Better Social and Emotional Learning

    Realizing that expectations for the expression of emotions are shaded by gender and race can help teachers provide more effective SEL.
    356
  • 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.
    15.7k

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