(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.
Chapter 5: Green Ribbons: Students Are Affirmed in Their Cultural Connections
Green Ribbons: Students Are Affirmed in Their Cultural Connections
[Successful teachers in a culturally diverse society] see all students, including children who are poor, of color, and speakers of languages other than English, as learners who already know a great deal and who have experiences, concepts, and languages that can be built on and expanded to help them learn even more. They see their role as adding to rather than replacing what students bring to learning.
You can see, by now, how interdependent and multilayered are the ribbons you weave for Culturally Responsive Teaching. It could be said that everything discussed in the preceding chapters has also supported the Green Ribbons ...