CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING
Developing a culturally responsive approach to teaching and learning is of crucial importance. Not only does this approach help to foster psychological safety within your learning community, but it also provides for effective and efficient acquisition of content and skills by your students.
Educated Consulting will work with your staff to help them reflect and onboard an approach to designing learning experiences that allow for cultural connection and relevancy between your curriculum and your students.
While experiential empathy is not always possible, emotional and intellectual empathy are.
Culturally responsive classrooms place students in learning experiences that facilitate empathy.
Increased learning occurs when learners understand the purpose and meaningfulness of the content and skills being taught.
Culturally responsive teachers can always answer the question, "why does this matter to my students?"
Providing the space for students to express their prior knowledge as well as their own experiences relative to the content is key.
Exposing students to a diverse set of voices and stories is also key
Culturally responsive classrooms shouldn't shy away from controversial topics that matter to your students and the world. They should embrace them so that students can practice the crucial skill of perspective taking.
Culturally responsive classrooms make students practice articulating diverse perspectives on issues that matter.