Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
About the Course
In this book study, students will learn that 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.
Jeremiah Moore is a second grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary who teaches students in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Jeremiah has been in the classroom for seven years and has come to realize that all educators have something to offer each other. Jeremiah knows well-developed professional development is something that is evidence-based and easily applicable in the classroom. Jeremiah knows education is the foundation of society, and the job of educators is to influence generations. Jeremiah has presented at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference for two years on developing and sustaining an affective reading workshop model.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Teaching) and a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy, both from the University of Northern Colorado.