Culturally Responsive Teaching

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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching Tips & Resources: Immigrants, Refugees, & ELLs

  • The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources -because it was nourished by so many cultures

    and traditions and peoples. - Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Assimilation



    Schooling Learning needs


    Emotional development Social development


    Welcome them! Dispel myths!

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching,

    Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of

    including students' cultural references in all aspects of learning (Ladson-Billings,1994).


  • Culturally Responsive Teaching,

    High expectations

    Knowledge of learners cultures


    Teacher = facilitator

    Culturally mediated instruction

    Parent partnerships

    Curriculum changes

    CRT Characteristics


    At the end of the day, the most

    overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement

    of parents. - Jane D. Hull

    Parent partnerships


    Parent communication tools & apps


    Class Dojo




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  • Culturally diverse

    materials and content



  • Skype or Hangout with guest speakers & classes worldwide


  • Mystery Skypes

  • Mystery Gplus Hangouts,





  • Characters with shared experiences

  • Puppets for young learners

  • Altered photo by Lance Shields,

    Projects should encourage the

    sharing of cultures




  • Prevent bullying

    Build relationships

    Support effective group work

    Build classroom culture & community

    Reassess your assessment

    Teach citizenship

    Improve motivation

    Create a safe environment!

  • Cultural events & fieldtrips

  • They need friends & caring adults

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