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Culturally Responsive Teaching

Most educators are now finding ways to create a community-drive and overall inclusive classroom environment. Evidence suggests that culturally responsive teaching fortifies the bond between teacher and his/her students. This collection provides a number of resources which gives educators an in-depth look to this new pedagogical theories. Resources in this collection lists the characteristics of a CRT environment and activities educators can implement to strengthen a CR curriculum.
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Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This resource, published by the UNC School of Education provides a brief introduction to the history and theory of culturally relevant teaching. It outlines the principles coined by the researchers who created the theory and lists how these principles pan out in the classroom. A great (and very brief) introduction to CRT.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Published by the Inclusive Classrooms Project, this resource (guide) provides an in-depth look to what a Culturally Relevant Curriculum (CRC) looks like. They list a number of practices educators can implement in a CRC and outline the outcomes of implement CRCs, provide two different unit plans, and an outline to the construction of a CRC.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A series of lesson plans created by participating educators in the Center for Documentary Expression and Arts’ ‘Multiculturalism and Storytelling Course.” According to the landing page, each lesson plan is designed for specific level grades (K-2, Intermediate, H.S.) and by subject—but can be tailored to meet varying needs. I highly recommend checking out the ELA lesson on “Appreciating Diversity—In Ourselves and Others.” (K-2), and “Oral Histories— The Stories of Life” (Intermediate level).
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A resource for tech-savvy (and new media teachers) on the integration of Common Core-aligned strategies in a culturally responsive classroom. This resource aides in the forming of an Integrated learning plan. The project— is a literacy-based curriculum which highlights anti-bias social justice content while keeping the thoroughness of the Common Core State Standards.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    An in-depth guide of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) created by the Education Alliance at Brown University. The guide is broken down into 7 characteristics: Positive perspectives on parents and families, communication of high expectations, learning within the context of culture, student-centered instruction, culturally mediated instruction, reshaping the curriculum, and teacher as facilitator.
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    ascd.org

    A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

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    Ambar Paulino says:
    Culturally Responsive Teaching broken down into four characteristics by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASDC). It gives a background on how classroom engagement acts as the visible outcome of motivation and how motivation plays a role in teaching and learning. This guide also provides an ‘intrinsic motivational framework’ within CRT guidelines and lists the four conditions educators must implement in the classroom for effective CRT.
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BloomBoard Asks:How are you creating a culturally responsive classroom? Are your students engaging in relevant and meaningful conversation? If so - how?