Who Are You Creating A Classroom For?

It is of utmost importance that we are creating a classroom environment that ALL our students feel welcome, supported, accepted, safe, cared for, comfortable, and engaged.  This starts with our classroom environment.  Use the hashtag #OURclassroom2017 on social media to provide the teaching community with examples of how you are being purposeful and mindful when [...]

Is Your Clipart Culturally Responsive?

While it should not be news to any educator, students thrive best in a positive learning environment that is inviting and welcoming both physically and psychologically.  The issue goes back to our own cultural experiences and how we (most of the time) unknowingly project them into our classroom setting. What the teacher may view as [...]

What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

I love this quote by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. especially in terms of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT).  To me, it sums up what Culturally Responsive Teaching is... all of us with our different learned experiences working and maneuvering together in the same boat.  Typically, when I'm speaking to other individuals regarding CRT I [...]