Q&A: What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Summary: This article includes a video interview with an expert on Native education who explains what culturally-responsive teaching is and why it is important for all students.

Source: Kaylee Domzalski, Education Week, November 17, 2021

Description: “Culturally responsive teaching or culturally sustaining teaching is really about what we teach and how we teach diverse populations. It’s a combination of pedagogy, curriculum, actual instructional delivery, but also the attitudes and beliefs I think that we bring to the classroom. And really it’s about a responsibility to know, understand, respect the various backgrounds, cultural heritage, sociopolitical [orientation]—whatever it is students bring to the classroom—and to have an awareness of that and to utilize students’ prior knowledge, which comes from their families and their homes and their communities.”

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