Teaching Video

What Culturally Responsive Teaching Looks Like: A Native Educator Explains

By Kaylee Domzalski — November 17, 2021 4:23
What Culturally Responsive Teaching Looks Like: A Native Educator Explains

Mandy Smoker-Broaddus, a practice expert in Native Education and member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes in Montana, believes culturally responsive teaching develops through the relationships that educators have with their students. Smoker-Broaddus explains the importance of having knowledge and respect for students’ backgrounds and the experiences they bring to the classroom. In the third of a four-part video series, Smoker-Broaddus discusses the critical role that pedagogy, curriculum, instructional delivery, and teachers’ attitudes and beliefs play in culturally responsive teaching.

Kaylee Domzalski is a video producer for Education Week, telling meaningful stories that impact the field.

Coverage of equity, culturally responsive teaching, and the Native population is supported in part by a grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, at www.mmt.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.


Curriculum Video A Look Inside the Creation of a New Asian American Studies Curriculum
This state is including the experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the curriculum. Here's what that looks like.
Special Education Video How Schools Can Use AI to Lighten the Load for Special Education Teachers
A look at some of the use cases for AI in special education, and some of the precautions educators should take when incorporating AI.
Recruitment & Retention Video Meet the High School Students Already Training To Be Teachers
These young future educators share the moments that motivated them, and the concerns they have for their future.
Recruitment & Retention Video A Look Inside a High School Devoted to Training the Next Generation of Educators
This magnet high school supports Texas students pursuing careers in education. Here's how it works.