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Classroom Success for Students Representing All Cultures

Classrooms’ cultural diversity varies greatly among schools and districts. The cultural appreciation and responsiveness schools adopt fluctuate as well. As leaders in education, it is vital to model, demonstrate, and embrace each other's backgrounds and traditions. There are many methods and practices teachers and schools can employ to develop these trusting and rewarding relationships.
A Collection By Kelly Flynn
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Classroom Success for Students Representing All Cultures
  • blogs.edweek.org
    blogs.edweek.org

    6 Ways Teachers Can Foster Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

    6 minute read
    Kelly Flynn says:
    While many suggestions for promoting culturally responsive teaching seem like a 'no brainer', this list is a solid foundation of strategies for teachers working toward this goal. While a culturally diverse curriculum helps minority students develop a sense of identity as individuals, it equally helps students who represent the majority of the population as the methods depict sound teaching for all children. I found strategy #4 to be especially important and often an underestimated concern.
  • cultofpedagogy.com
    cultofpedagogy.com

    3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive (and it's not what you think!)

    7 minute read
    Kelly Flynn says:
    There are many misconceptions about culturally responsive teaching (CRT). This pedagogy doesn't mean you have to connect your lesson to a specific culture or background. Instead, it involves modeling and promoting students' unique cultural learning approaches and methods; tools they have watched their mothers, fathers, and friends apply. This resource describes three tips for amplifying any lesson with more culturally responsive teaching strategy: 1) Gamify it. 2) Make it social. 3) Storify it.
  • Global Read Aloud (GRA)

    Website
    theglobalreadaloud.com
    theglobalreadaloud.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    The Global Read Aloud project has the mission of selecting one book to connect the world. A book is selected for read aloud for a 6-week period. Teachers who sign up, rely on GRA to connect with other classrooms around the globe who are reading the same book. This can include Skype, Twitter, Write About or Edmodo. What a great way for teachers and classrooms to initiate and maintain global connections around the world!
  • ePals

    Website
    epals.com
    epals.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Through ePals, your classroom can connect with teachers and students from around the globe while also engaging in original learning projects. You have the option of designing your own activity and choosing another class to help in your project, or you may search for a project that interests your class and then ask to join in. Either way, ePals can easily expand the depth and excitement of the learning in your classroom.
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