Culturally responsive teaching (sometimes called culturally relevant teaching), or CRT, is a pedagogy and process focused on teaching with a cross-cultural or multicultural framework. Culture influences how we learn, and creating an environment that recognizes the importance each student's culture, embraces new perspectives, encourages acceptance, and empowers student voice gives children ownership of—and a deeper investment in—their learning. Twitter is a great place to start if you're looking to learn more about CRT from other educators. It's a wildly popular platform for teachers, administrators, non-profits and education organizations to communicate, collaborate, learn and grow. Learn more about CRT from these 19 educators and organizations…
Get ready for your classroom to be swamped with goblins and ghouls this Halloween! It’s only two weeks away, but there are plenty of ways to plan for a classroom Halloween celebration. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you organize lesson plans and ghost-ify your classroom this year. But wait - don't forget about your costume! Luckily we've got that covered too. We've created a quiz for you (and your students!) to determine what you should be for Halloween this year.
Tread with caution, Banned Books Week is here! From September 24-30, books that have been deemed inappropriate, challenged or previously banned will be celebrated in libraries and classrooms across the country.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on September 15 and is dedicated to celebrating the contributions that Hispanic and Latino Americans have made to our society. The date of September 15 is significant in itself, representing the day that five Latin American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica) won their independence in 1821. Mexico (Sept. 16), Chile (Sept. 18) and Belize (Sept. 21) also celebrate their independence days in September.
There's been a lot of talk about social and emotional learning (SEL) in the education space in recent years. Looking for an intro to SEL and what it means for teachers and students? We've got you covered.