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

By | February 5, 2018
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

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


To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.

 

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

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

3 thoughts on “Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

  1. Onel Abreu
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Science-backed framework for CRT!, April 1, 2017
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    There are definitely many frames of thinking this book provides, along with scientific backing, that allow educators to reexamine their practice and ensure that they are seeing their students holistically. Most of the text includes reflective and actionable questions for educators in this endeavor, but when talking about math and science educators in particular, the author should have given readers more to reference than just the couple of pages provided.
  2. Micia M.
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    A great balance of theory and practice!, October 27, 2015
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    This review is from: Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (Paperback)
    I can’t put this book down. I’m so excited it to use in for myself and my colleagues in k-12 schools and in teacher preparation programs. -Dr. Micia Mosely
  3. Anonymous
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    more on the brain, September 30, 2017
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    This review is from: Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (Paperback)
    Current info on the factors that influence brain development and plasticity . Useful for educators.

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