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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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  • Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives

    Ethnic Studies proponents say K-12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected to the growing population of students of color in the U.S.
    Hoa P. Nguyen
  • 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.
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    Creating a Culturally Responsive Math Curriculum for the Elementary Grades

    Seeking a curriculum to both engage and meet the needs of their students, math educators in St. Paul, Minnesota, built their own.
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    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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  • Pre-school students sitting on floor in classroom

    Creating a Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Classroom

    Ensuring that all students see their culture reflected in the curriculum and classroom materials is crucial.
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  • 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.
    10.3k
  • 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.
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  • When Implementing Games In Your Classroom, Don’t Forget About Chess

    Teacher-turned-principal Salome Thomas-EL says chess can help students develop a slew of practical skills they can use for many years to come: from basic problem solving to spatial-analysis. 
    356
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    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching the Colonization of the Americas

    Preparing for the emotions that may arise from discussions of genocide and oppression can help teachers avoid traumatizing students.
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  • 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.
    15.1k
  • Illustration concept of girl connecting digitally

    From Headache to Helpful—Teachers on Using TikTok in the Classroom

    From 60-second micro lessons to brain breaks, teachers are finding creative ways to meet students where they are. Increasingly, that’s on TikTok.
    1.6k
  • An illustration of pages of history with different identities

    Addressing Race and Racism Head-On in the Classroom

    From featuring stories of resistance to making sure kids see themselves represented in the classroom, a few things to keep in mind when teaching American history.
    1.5k
  • Photo collage concept for culturally responsible Black History Month education

    Teaching Black History in Culturally Responsive Ways

    Black history is American history and should be taught throughout the year across the curriculum—not confined to a single month.
    8.5k
  • 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
  • A photo collage of Angela Davis, Web DuBois, Sojourner Truth, Alain LeRoy Locke, Frantz Fanon, and bell hooks

    4 Black Philosophers to Teach Year-Round

    Weaving philosophy lessons into your curriculum can tease out bigger questions about identity, human rights, and artistic expression. 
    1.9k

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