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Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - by Zaretta Hammond

Five-week virtual book study meets online April 5 - May 14. Live discussion on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Open to ALL members.

Join members from around the state for facilitated conversation and activities that deepen instructional practices focused on improving student learning. Understand the connection between culture and neuroscience, learn how to use relational trust to build learning partnerships, and build students’ confidence as learners.

Level: Foundational

Cost: Members: $0, free as a benefit of membership; Non-members: $75

From the publisher:

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

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