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CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOMS: A TOOLKIT FOR EDUCATORS
This resource book has been created to
help teachers create and shape culturally responsive classrooms. Given that the
diversity in schools and classrooms is increasing, teachers are now in a
position to learn more about their students in order to meet their needs within
the classroom setting (Cartledge, Gardner, & Ford, 2009). Some common
What is culture?
How diverse are school settings today?
How do I find out about my students’ cultural backgrounds
in a respectful manner that provides me with accurate information?
How do I come to understand my own cultural thoughts and
How do I incorporate students’ families into my
What if I do not understand why my students are behaving
in a particular manner?
How do I build a trusting classroom environment where
everyone feels welcome?
How can I help my students become more engaged in
What discipline practices are appropriate?
These are all
common questions asked by teachers. It is the goal of this resource to help
answer some of these questions to help teachers build culturally responsive