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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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  • What a Culture of Caring Looks Like in Early Childhood Classrooms

    A commitment to fostering an environment of caring can promote learning in culturally diverse pre-K to 2 classrooms.
    Tatiane Rigonati
    737
  • 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.
    680
  • Tips and Resources for Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Teachers can promote cultural literacy in the classroom by honoring the contributions of people from a wide spectrum of traditions.
    574
  • 5 Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Math Classroom

    Teachers can help all students feel like they belong in math classes by creating connections between course material and students’ lives.
    710
  • Using Surveys to Cultivate a Culturally Responsive Classroom

    Elementary teachers can gain rich insights into their students’ lives by asking a few simple questions early in the year.
    374
  • 4 Ways to Celebrate Cultural Identities All Year

    Highlighting the accomplishments of diverse Americans can be part of daily classroom lessons—in any content area.
    432
  • Culturally Responsive Leadership

    Administrators can engage with colleagues in ways that advocate for positive and equitable learning environments for all students.
    382
  • 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 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.
    11.3k
  • 5 Strategies for Building Strong Relationships With Preschool Families

    Having a good rapport with families, including those who are experiencing hardship, helps teachers support their students.
    230
  • 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.
    9.7k
  • 4 Effective Strategies for Supporting Newcomer English Learners

    These techniques for creating a positive learning environment help students adapt to a new culture and acquire a new language.
    631
  • 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.
    17.2k

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