Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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Mathematics Gates Foundation Targets Culturally Responsive Math Teaching With New Grants
The goal is to improve algebra outcomes for Black and Latino students, English-language learners, and students experiencing poverty.
Sarah Schwartz, August 11, 2021
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Superintendent Deborah Gist speaks during a Tulsa Public Schools board meeting in Tulsa, Okla. on March 5, 2018.
The Tulsa, Okla., system, led by Superintendent Deborah Gist, is among districts that are pushing back against the state's new law placing restrictions on how schools teach about racism and other "divisive" concepts.
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Equity & Diversity These Districts Will Risk Breaking State Law to Continue Anti-Racism Work
In forging ahead with anti-bias training off-limits under Oklahoma law, for example, districts could end up losing their accreditation.
Eesha Pendharkar, August 6, 2021
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Student Well-Being Q&A Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma
An expert in culturally responsive school psychology urges a wider lens in connecting with students of color in coping with pandemic trauma.
Evie Blad, March 31, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion 5 Words That Are Commonly Used But NOT Commonly Understood
In schools, we have a common language around words like "growth mindset," but we do not have a common understanding of what those words mean.
Peter DeWitt, March 14, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Assumptions Teachers Often Make About Black Students and What to Do About Them
Skin color doesn’t tell you everything about someone’s background. Here’s how to look beyond race.
Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi , March 10, 2021
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Science Opinion Ten Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies for the Science Classroom
Four teachers share how they implement culturally responsive instruction in their science classrooms.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 14, 2021
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Mathematics Opinion Teach Math in Ways That Are 'Proactive' & Not 'Reactive'
Eleven educators share their ideas on how to promote culturally responsive teaching in mathematics.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 18, 2020
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Mathematics Opinion Twelve Ways to Make Math More Culturally Responsive
Four educators share ideas for using culturally responsive teaching in math class, including by helping students make community connections.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 17, 2020
14 min read
Curriculum Opinion For Many Teachers, Black Lives Only Matter Conditionally
If you believe Black lives matter, it's time to stop whitewashing American history, writes Rann Miller.
Rann Miller, September 16, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor Don't Lose Momentum on Racial Justice
To the Editor:
In a recent blog post ("'Teachers Cannot Be Silent': How Educators Are Showing Up for Black Students Following Protests," June 1, 2020), it was noted that several educators were coming up with innovative ways to reach out to their students following the killing of George Floyd.
July 13, 2020
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Mathematics Seattle Schools Lead Controversial Push to 'Rehumanize' Math
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all math classes with ethnic-studies questions.
Catherine Gewertz, October 14, 2019
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Teacher Preparation Opinion Teacher Education Needs to Acknowledge 'Whiteness'
Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
Hui-Ling Malone, September 9, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Leader To Learn From Confronting and Combatting Bias in Schools
Claiming a school is inclusive doesn’t make it so, says 2019 Leader To Learn From Angela Ward. Building environments where everyone feels valued and supported takes a commitment to challenging, thoughtful work, she believes.
Evie Blad, February 20, 2019
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