Culturally Responsive Teaching


As Hammond cites Brookfield in "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain,"

"Trust between teachers and students is the affective glue that binds educational relationships together. Not trusting teachers has several consequences for students. They are unwilling to submit themselves to the perilous uncertainties of new learning. They avoid risk. They keep their most deeply felt concerns private. They view with cynical reserve the exhortations and instructions of teachers."

The following resources explore developing trust and relationships with students.

Ground Rules

Establishing ground rules for classroom interactions promotes an inclusive learning environment for all participants. Such ground rules are especially important when discussing controversial or otherwise challenging topics. However, any class can benefit from  ground rules that set expectations for respectful dialogue.

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