Are you having a hard time teaching about certain subjects like race and ethnicity, gender equity, etc? Many of us don't feel comfortable teaching about these subjects because we are unsure of the approach to take. I have felt that way on a few occasions. Lucky for us, the Southern Poverty Law Center has devised this resource to provide the teacher with activities and lessons to bring depth and breadth to these topics.
Would you like to learn strategies to help you with your ELLs (English Language Learners)? I know I want anything to help them perform better and know more. This resource will give you teaching and learning strategies, elementary literacy, and information on assessment, policy, and families and communities.
If you want to be an even more effective teacher to your students, then you should watch this video and utilize the suggestions illustrated. We are all striving for student success, right? It provides various strategies for teaching culturally diverse students in the classroom. Use these strategies to your advantage in the classroom. I know I did.
You can't be the best if you don't know your students. I start on day one getting to know my students. In order to know your students, you must develop a relationship with them. With cultural diverse students, the better the relationship, the more success they will have. This resource will aid you in finding out what other strategies you can use to allow for greater student success.
I listed this resource even though it is a chapter in a book. Not only does it list strategies for diverse students, it also provides classroom examples of the different strategies, as well as information on how to close the achievement gap, embrace diversity, etc. Our school systems are still struggling with issues such as these, am I right? This will be a great resource for the teacher who wants to learn more. I know that teacher is you.
I know many teachers feel uncomfortable teaching about cultural diversity because they have not been taught themselves. However, for those teachers who are willing to understand and are willing to take the time to learn, here is a great resource I found, created by the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is a four-part professional development opportunity that is self-paced and will provide various teaching strategies for culturally responsive pedagogy.