Culturally Responsive Instruction

  • "Culturally Responsive Teaching is one of our most powerful tools for helping students find their way out of the achievement gap. An educator's ability to recognize students' cultural displays of learning and meaning making and respond positively and constructively with teaching moves that use cultural knowledge as a scaffold to connect what the student know to new concepts and content in order to promote effective information processing. All the while, the educator understands the importance of being in a relationship and having a social-emotional connection to the student in order to create a safe space for learning."

    Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain   
    Zaretta Hammond