Culturally Responsive Teaching Resources

What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Culturally responsive teaching is defined as "using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning encounters more relevant to and effective for them” (Gay, 2010).

Some of the characteristics of culturally responsive teaching include:

  • Communication of high expectations
  • Learning within the context of culture
  • Student-centered instruction
  • Teacher as facilitator

Read more here: Brown University Education Alliance and the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems

Further Reading

Not sure where to start? These resources provide an introduction to culturally responsive teaching and ideas for how to create a curriculum and pedagogy that are culturally responsive.