BEP014 – What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Malika Ali, Educational Strategy Specialist at the Highlander Institute, joins us to talk about Culturally Responsive Teaching.

00:47 Malika’s background

01:56 Definition of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)

04:24 On personalizing learning and equity

04:30 3 ways you can personalize for your students

05:27 On Responsiveness

06:14 What is a classroom that’s instituting CRT look like?

  • Socio-cultural consciousness
  • The importance of students’ identities being recognized and valued

09:17 What is one way or the best first step that a teacher could take action on this tomorrow?

  • Teacher mindset: Belief that all students can and will be successful.
  • Building socio-cultural consciousness
  • Think about feedback loops in the classroom to gather information about students that you can then use to be a launching point for delivering content.
    • Learning profile template

11:52 Knowing the kids in front of you is going to make your job easier and make them feel engaged in what you put in front of the students.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond


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