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Culturally Responsive Teaching


3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive

This article by Zaretta Hammond discusses three easy strategies that teachers can use to leverage the brain’s memory systems and information processing structures and make their lessons more culturally responsive to the diverse learners in their classrooms.

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A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Research has shown that no one teaching strategy will consistently engage all learners. The key is helping students relate lesson content to their own backgrounds. This article addresses the roles of motivation and culture, analyzes some of the social and institutional resistance to teaching based on principles of intrinsic motivation, and outlines the norms, procedures, and structures for effective culturally responsive teaching.

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Cultural Identity and Teaching

This article discusses the role that culture plays in shaping the values and practices of teachers, both consciously and subconsciously. It offers recommendations for how teachers can build awareness of their own cultural values and beliefs, and suggests ways that teachers can build and present culture in their classrooms.

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