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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.

Purple Ribbons: Instructional Changes Are Made to Accommodate Differences
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Whenever a teacher reaches out to an individual or small group to vary his or her teaching in order to create the best learning experience possible, that teacher is differentiating instruction.

—Carol Ann Tomlinson The Differentiated Classroom

To teach all students well, a Culturally Responsive Teacher not only strives to address different instructional needs of the students but also endeavors to be aware of cultural and individual learning penchants and interests. There is so much research now available to help teachers accommodate instruction to meet differences in the pace, perception, interest, readiness, and cognitive aptitudes of our students, but it is not always easy to see how to integrate all this information ...

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