George Lucas Educational Foundation

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Find and share resources and explore strategies to engage students by connecting to and honoring their cultures, experiences, and backgrounds.

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    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.
  • Literacy

    A Social Justice Framing for the Classics

    Scaffolding discussions on race and socioeconomic difference in classic literary works can help make them accessible for teen readers.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Shifting Toward Equity: The Educator’s Role

    Creating equity in schools means examining the systems, policies, and practices that breed inequitable outcomes.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    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.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Locked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students

    Children with imprisoned siblings or parents often suffer silently, but schools can help students confront the stigma and trauma.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Elevating Student Voice Through Senior Talks

    High school seniors build confidence by documenting their growth and learning in a speech presented to their families and the school community.
  • Classroom Management

    Building a Belonging Classroom

    In order to learn, students need to feel safe, cared for, and emotionally connected to their teachers and each other.
  • Diversity

    Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Key Aspects of Play in Early Education

    Some important considerations for integrating play in early childhood learning environments.
  • Critical Thinking

    Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

    Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

    To improve history lessons on the period, educators emphasize the roles of grassroots activists, churches, schools, and women.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Creating a Diverse Classroom Library

    An interaction with a student prompts an elementary teacher to revamp her classroom library to make it more inclusive.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    When Girls Spit: The Power of Spoken Word

    Encouraging young women of color to express their experiences creatively through spoken word can empower them.
  • Education Equity

    How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

    Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.
  • Education Equity

    Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

    Ideas include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, acknowledging inequity, and using culture as a resource.