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(1) The Seven Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching demonstrate how CRT is woven into every aspect of the school day, from the teacher’s personhood, to the classroom appearance, materials and function, to the methods of instruction, forms of testing, and classroom management skills. (2) Takes the position that CRT is not an add-on but an approach that can unify and permeate the entire educational experience to benefit all students. (3) Calls upon teachers to be self-reflective and become more appreciative of the giftedness of all students, and more able to find the keys to unlock their unique talents as well as to succeed in the mainstream culture. (4) Includes an array of practical strategies, teaching tips, model lessons, and resources that teachers can use or adapt to their specific contexts. (5) Written in a supportive, accessible style, the author honors classroom teachers as professionals with a natural propensity for learning.

Orange Ribbons: The Classroom Is Personally and Culturally Inviting
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How do you insure that your students have a positive sense of belonging and are affirmed? This is critical when designing a culturally compatible environment for students of any age.

—Barbara Shade, Cynthia Kelley, and Mary Oberg Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Now that the students are warmly received by you at the doorway of learning, what else do they experience upon entering the world of the culturally responsive classroom? It is important to be intentional about making the classroom itself a conspicuously welcoming venue for your invitational CRT work. Most elementary teachers have very colorful, warm, and attractive classrooms already, as my years of teaching among creative colleagues have demonstrated to me. However, ...

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