Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices

  • Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices recognize and utilize students' cultural schema or funds of knowledge to engage learning. These teaching and learning practices help students grow the "muscles" needed to effectively carry the cognitive load required of them. In turn, this helps students become more independent learners. It provides learners with rigorous, grade level-appropriate, standards-based learning opportunities that honors student history, culture, language, and unique ways of being. Please check out The Office of Equity and Belonging's Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching Hub, developed to provide resources and references in support of our educators.

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