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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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  • 6 Ways to Make Teaching More Culturally Responsive

    Educators can help all students in their classrooms feel included by using strategies focused on self-reflection and feedback.
    Lusa Lo
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  • Celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Classroom

    When sharing this beloved Mexican holiday with their students, teachers have an opportunity to create a culturally responsive lesson that brings more meaning to the iconic and historically significant artifacts most closely associated with it.
  • Using Culturally Responsive Project-Based Learning to Teach Core Skills

    One school used a PBL unit that combined science, math, and cooking dumplings to explore the many cultures that make up their community.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • How Culturally Responsive Practices Help Students Connect to School

    This bilingual elementary school offers students a more inclusive educational experience—through music and culturally relevant instruction.
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    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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  • High school teacher standing at the front of the class and talking to students

    Getting Started With Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Understanding students’ lives can help teachers foster a sense of belonging and ensure that all students feel respected and challenged.
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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.
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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.
    9.9k
  • 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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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