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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning

Promote a culturally and linguistically responsive learning environment that validates and affirms students' cultural and linguistic identities while also building and bridging to academic success through a shift in mindset and a change in skillset.

Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching acknowledges, responds to, and celebrates students from all cultural backgrounds providing equitable and relevant access to learning for all students, particularly English language learners. By using the Teacher Created Materials / Shell Education professional development resources below, educators will feel empowered, excited, and prepared to implement this framework because it embraces and places value on students' culture and home language, allowing them to thrive in the classroom.

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning

Overview

Culturally responsive teaching emphasizes the validation and affirmation of students' cultural and linguistic backgrounds in all aspects of learning.

  • Provide novice to experienced educators with a pedagogical framework for implementing culturally and linguistically responsive teaching strategies in today's diverse classrooms
  • Implement best-practice instruction with the practical, easy-to-implement strategies and activities
  • Approach instruction through a culturally and linguistically responsive lens
  • The strategies address culture and language in five key areas: classroom management, academic literacy, academic vocabulary, academic language, and learning environment