Ch 8: Culturally Responsive Approaches in the Classroom

About This Chapter

This chapter includes helpful resources that can be used to respond to the different cultures you may encounter in your classroom. Understanding the importance of cultural differences and the best way to respond to them is an essential part of being an educator.

Culturally Responsive Approaches in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Careful consideration to different cultures that students may come from is a crucial part of being an effective teacher. Our lessons will offer you useful information that you can put into practice when responding to different cultures. As a busy educator, these lessons are available to you at any time during the day you need to access them. Lessons in this chapter will cover the following:

  • The culturally responsive teaching method
  • Strategies for culturally responsive classroom management
  • Culturally relevant teaching approaches

How It Helps

  • Allows adaptation: These lessons present you with different strategies for culturally responsive teaching, which will help you to respond to each student's individual culture.
  • Fosters awareness of individual needs: Learning about the different elements of a culturally responsive classroom will make you more sensitive to the specific learning needs of a student.
  • Increases engagement: Applying culturally relevant teaching to a classroom will increase student engagement in the learning process and the feelings of belonging in the classroom.

Skills Covered

Once you have completed these lessons in this chapter, you will enhance your ability to:

  • Select and incorporate different strategies that can be used to make your classroom more culturally sensitive
  • Work effectively with each individual student regardless of his or her cultural background
  • Align your classroom plans and teaching techniques with the demands of a culturally responsive classroom

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