Culturally Responsive Teaching
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Communicating Cross Culturally - What Teachers Should Know by Yvonne Pratt-Johnson
"Culturally Responsive Education: 15 Strategies & Ways to Practice CRE" about the importance of culturally responsive teaching, the benefits of using its methods, and how to practice it in your classroom (with concrete examples). Such an approach has a good impact on students. By accepting diverse cultures and learning more about them, teachers promote student sense of safety and belonging.
Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners: A Guide for K-12 Teachers by Shelley Fairbairn and Stephaney Jones-Vo (2010) - a book review
Educating Everybody's Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition, Edited by Robert W. Cole
How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
Literacy with an Attitude by Patrick J. Finn
Literacy with an Attitude, written by Patrick J. Finn, attempts to redefine literacy as the term exists within the education field. In his professional life, Finn served as an Associate Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School of Education from the University of Buffalo. He also and co-chairs a committee of Urban Education through the University of Buffalo that helps provide support for the schools and school districts in Buffalo, NY. His book outlines the differences between 'domesticating' and 'liberating' education, and offers advice on how to fix the discrepancy between upper and lower class schools. Finn references studies conducted by other published authors within the field of education, including Jean Anyon and James Gee.
Access: Literacy with an Attitude
Judie Haynes shares some instructional and practice strategies that will help to provide ELLs at any level with the support they need to be successful (and benefit your native English speakers as well!).