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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives

    Ethnic studies proponents say K–12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected from the growing population of students of color in the U.S.
    Hoa P. Nguyen
    599
  • 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.
    3.6k
  • How Project-Based Learning Can Teach Empathy

    When PBL is personal to students, it can provide more than just content knowledge—it can also foster important connections.
    665
  • 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.
    8k
  • Student works with play money

    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.
    2.2k
  • 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
  • Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight

    The vastness of the Black experience in America extends far beyond one month of the year.
    320
  • 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.
    19.4k
  • 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.
    15.3k
  • 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 high school students chat during class

    How a Simple Visual Tool Can Help Teachers Connect With Students

    Pulling together information about a student into what’s known as an empathy map can help teachers provide better instruction.
    835
  • 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.
    8.6k
  • Man reading a book while sitting on a park bench

    For Teachers: Summer Reading During Turbulent Times

    Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.
    5.3k

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