Multicultural resources, such as posters with different types of people and word problems based in different settings, allow all students to see themselves in their math work. Having materials in the classroom that reflect the diverse experiences of all students allows each student to connect with and see themselves in their own learning. This strategy is one that supports the practice of culturally responsive teaching and is meant to be used with other strategies that also allow representation of all learners in the curriculum.
Listen to Gary Howard and a group of teachers discuss Culturally Responsive Teaching and tangible practices for the classroom. Classroom footage also illustrates principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching, including affirming students' cultural connections, stressing collectivity as well as individuality, and managing the classroom with firm, consistent, caring control.
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