Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies

Welcome to Connect FCS Ed, thank you so much for listening. I’m your host Barbara Scully. Today I’m ging to be talking about being culturally responsive and what that means, so I picked up a culturally responsive teaching from 1994, so it might be a little old, but it is still as relevant today as it was back 20 plus years ago. So this is what they have to say. Culture is central to learning, it plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals, a pedagogy that acknowledges responds to and celebrates fundamental cultures offers full equitable access to education for students from all cultures, culturally responsive teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students cultural references in all aspects of learning. So, let’s get started and hone in on communication of high expectations and student-centered instruction.

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• If you want families to be involved in to partner with educators, that expectation needs to be shared through dialogue, conversation, emails, letters. So after we had our discussion, we then we’re just kind of brainstorming of better ways on helping students who do transition back to in-person school and their families, and we came up with the idea she should do a welcome back newsletter where she is laying out her expectations for classroom norms, how her classroom management is, and what that style is. (7:24)

• Because math is a foundational effort where if you miss a step, it’s hard to recover. So my thoughts on this is if we want our families and our community partners to be involved and feel invited into our education system, which is very complex, when you agree. We as educators need to make space be transparent, host virtual open houses, which I will be hosting a virtual open house or just my classes in the middle of April for families to jump on. (9:59)

• Have you figured bringing a real world example into the classroom? Through trial and error, I was able to figure out, and this has a lot to do with collaboration at its finest. I use, that is how people are able to join me and sign up on my calendar for my podcast. (11:57)

• If you use Microsoft Teams, it will even integrate with your Microsoft Teams calendar, it’s a great resource and very valuable. I strongly encourage you to check it out. So, over-communication is a culturally responsive teaching strategy, again, when parents feel a partnership, kids show up, make an increase effort working with your IEP, your case manager teams, so you won’t have a kid coming up to you three days before trimester in addressing their grade. (13:44)


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MAY 12, 2021

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