Tom Malarkey and I recently had the pleasure of sitting with our friend and colleague Zaretta Hammond to discuss her new book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.
Zaretta has been on a blog-tour promoting her book, so we thought we’d experiment with a video blog. It was an honor to sit in on this insightful conversation about the many ways educators can use culturally responsive teaching in service of supporting all students to learn – and the brain science that supports these powerful strategies.
There was so much to cover! We are posting Part 1 today and will post the second half in the next few weeks. You can also skip to the topics using the links listed below the video.
Part 1 includes the following topics:
2. Misconceptions of Culturally Responsive Teaching (2:37)
3. Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Common Core (5:13)
4. The Promise of Culturally Responsive Teaching (8:31)
5. Definition & Process of Culturally Responsive Teaching (9:36)
6. Cultural Archetypes (12:50)
7. Brain is a Social Organ (14:45)
8. Dependent vs. Independent Learners (17:58)
9. Building Brain Power/Intellective Capacity (19:55)
10. Mindset (20:29)
11. Students Lead Their Own Learning / Gamification (23:09)
12. Ready for Rigor Framework (25:57)
13. Core Practices Every Teacher Needs (31:59)
16. Resilience Theory & Grit (36:15)