Culturally relevant teaching has the ability to break chains and eliminate barriers for all students; not just Black and brown ones. If done right and practiced with fidelity, more students can have access to different perspectives and ultimately change the stereotypes held as definitive truths about groups of people. Teachers have to consciously make an effort to celebrate all cultures, especially the historically marginalized and silenced ones. Here you will find 5 tips to enforce culturally relevant tools and strategies to help all students feel more accepted in your classroom.
- Expose your own biases
- Diversify your classroom Library
- Allow students the opportunity to reflect
- Have visible representation of cultural leaders and various schools of thought
- Encourage Cultural Language or Student Vocabulary