As we head back from Spring Break and “PLC’ing” gets up and running again, I encourage you to keep asking yourself: How do I ensure the best lessons for the learners in my room?
Reflect on your equity goal (on your IPDP) and consider ways to continue to strive for a culturally responsive classroom where you empower your students by capitalizing on their uniqueness and individualism, nurture a love of diversity, and encourage student voice and choice.
As shared in this article, “Teachers, See Learning as Students Do” here are some ways we can learn to see through our students' eyes:
Also keep close in mind that “culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is not about one day of celebrating a certain culture. It’s about daily practices that bring students’ cultures into instruction, valuing each student and what they bring, teaching them as people first in order to maximize their potential as students.” Take a minute to read this short article and the straight-forward ways to be mindful of CRT in your classroom: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Today's Classrooms
“Culturally responsive teaching is not a strategy. It’s more of mindset for teaching that embraces, values, and incorporates culture into daily instruction in order for learning to connect with students. Students feel valued, respected, and linked with instruction.”