Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

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A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction

The achievement gap remains a stubborn problem for educators of culturally and linguistically diverse students. With the introduction of the rigorous Common Core State Standards, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement and facilitating deeper learning

Culturally responsive pedagogy has shown great promise in meeting this need, but many educators still struggle with its implementation. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.

The book includes:
*Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships
*Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners
*Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

With a firm understanding of these techniques and principles, teachers and instructional leaders will confidently reap the benefits of culturally responsive instruction.

Title:Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781483308012
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    Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Reviews

  • Debra

    If you teach, read this book. If you are white and work with anyone of another race, read this book. If you are middle class or above and ever interact with anyone in the working class or working poor...

  • Jinna

    It's hard to write a book on culturally responsive teaching. I'm not quite sure what an excellent one would look like but this one also seemed a bit too... "fluffy" for my taste. For example, there is...

  • Ricki

    I've read about a dozen professional development texts about culturally responsive teaching because I am very committed to this pedagogical concept. I particularly liked this text because it offered a...

  • Elly

    Read this with fellow educators as a book club at my school. I learned the “why” behind perceived student apprehension to learning and was truly able to contextualize the neuroscience in a tangibl...

  • Rita Shaffer

    Very thankful to be part of a community of learners who continually push me to think about how to best educate ALL learners ... I learned so much from reading and will continue to “build [my] will, ...

  • Coco

    I felt affirmed by Zaretta Hammond's book. It's one of those reads where I kept reading and nodding my head. I'm glad she's getting good press and that her take on the importance of creating independe...

  • Stephanie Biese

    7 stars. Every teacher should read this. ...

  • Hilary

    I read many reviews on this book before starting it and folks were quick to point out it’s not a road map on how to be a culturally responsive teacher. However, Zaretta Hammond makes that quite clea...

  • Stephanie Fujii

    I read this book for a position I'm applying for at work. I was very engaged and it definitely made me think. While I was kind of wondering why alllllll the detail about the brain, it really did click...

  • Molly Dettmann

    Professional Development books about teaching can be really dull and full of buzz words and fads that are already out of date by the time of publication, but this book isn’t like that. It’s incred...