Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching

Principles that guide culturally responsive teaching:

1.Communication of high expectations to students

2.Utilizing diverse learning strategies

3. Teacher as a facilitator: guide, mediator, knowledge consultant

4. Positive perspectives on parnts and families of culturally and linguistically diverse students

5. Cultural sensitivity

6. Reshaping the curriculum: interdisciplinary and connected to students’ real lives

7. Culturally mediateed instruction

8. Student centered, student-controlled classroom discourse

Source:  Chartok, R.K. (2010). Strategies and Lessons for Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Primer for K-12 Teachers

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