Culturally Relevant Teaching

Learn About Culturally Responsive Teaching from These 19 Educators

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 on Twitter today.

Michelle Williams

@theignitEDteach 

Teacher and creator of IgniteED.  Texas.

Janice Chisholm

@chisholmjanice

Elementary School Teacher from Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Kim Case

@drkimcase

Professor of Psychology from Houston, Texas.

Zaretta Hammond

@Ready4rigor

Educator, Literacy Advocate and writer from Berkeley, CA.

Sonia Nieto

@sonianieto

Teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and writer from Amherst, MA.

Shervette Miller

@AtlTeacher

Teacher from Atlanta, GA.

Andrea Davis

@ADTeaches

Teaching and Learning Consultant from West Chester, OH.

AVID CRT

@CRTNation

 Research-based curriculum and strategies for students that develop critical thinking

Bobby Hobgood

@bhobgood

Learner and culturally relevant educator from Charlotte, NC.

Glenda Harrell

@GlendaHarrell8

ESL Director from Cary, NC.

Wendy Mackey

@WendyMackey

Educational Leader and researcher with a culturally relevant approach from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Lou Matthews

@DrLouMatthews

STEM & Equity advocate and founder of Inspire Math from Washington, DC.

Learning Exchange

@TLX_ED

Dr. Rema

@DrRema

Teacher, writer and consultant to educators from Detroit, MI.

Ken Patterson

@Ken_Patterson

Culturally responsive teacher from Baltimore, MD.

Casey Hall

@mrhallmusicroom

Fine arts support teacher and music specialist from Atlanta, GA.

Matthew Lynch

@Lynch39083 

Editor of The Edvocate and blogger.

Karla Vigil

@karlaevigil

Education innovator and co-founder of EduLeaders of Color RI from Providence, RI.

Nirali Patel

Nirali is the social media intern at Flocabulary. She previously spent time teaching English at a monastery and student teaching at a high school. For fun, she watches, quotes and breathes "The Office." Her favorite Flocab video is "The French Revolution."

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