The Global Academy for Community-Based Education, Inc.

Resources

Culturally Responsive Instruction

General Resources:

Specific Populations:

  • NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People: https://naacp.org/ – Advocates for educational equity and access for Black students.
  • GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network: https://www.glsen.org/ – Works to ensure safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students.
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition: https://nlihc.org/ – Advocates for affordable housing, which directly impacts educational opportunities for low-income students.
  • National Center for Homeless Education: https://nche.ed.gov/ – Provides resources and support for homeless children and youth in education.

Tools and Technology:

  • Learning Ally: https://read.learningally.org/ – Provides audiobooks and other tools to help students with reading difficulties access curriculum materials.
  • Flipgrid: https://info.flip.com/en-us.html – Allows students to record and share short videos, enabling differentiated instruction and personalized feedback.
  • Edmodo: https://www.edmodo.com/ – Creates a social learning environment where teachers can differentiate instruction and students can collaborate.
  • Nearpod: https://nearpod.com/ – Interactive platform for teachers to create engaging presentations and lessons, allowing for differentiation and personalized learning.

Books:

  1. Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond: This book draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.
  2. The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings: This book explores the lives of successful teachers of African American children and identifies the key practices that contribute to their success.
  3. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Asking a Different Question by Gloria Ladson-Billings: This book examines the concept of culturally relevant pedagogy and offers a framework for teaching that is based on the cultural knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of students.
  4. Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit: This book challenges the prevailing deficit perspective on low-income and minority students and argues that these students come to school with their own knowledge and skills that educators should build upon.
  5. Teaching to Diverse Learners by Carol Ann Tomlinson: This book provides a comprehensive overview of differentiated instruction and offers practical strategies for meeting the needs of all students in the classroom.

Additional Tips:

  • Connect with culturally diverse educators: Seek out the perspectives and experiences of educators from different backgrounds to inform your practice.
  • Partner with families and communities: Build relationships with families and community members to learn about their cultural values and expectations for education.
  • Utilize culturally relevant materials: Incorporate books, music, art, and other resources that reflect the experiences and identities of your students.
  • Promote critical thinking and social awareness: Help students develop their understanding of power, privilege, and discrimination in society.
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