Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

August 7, 2019 - Comment

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.   In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach

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

To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.

 

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

Product Features

  • Corwin Publishers

Comments

Anonymous says:

A Revolution in Teaching This book is fantastic, a triumph; a truly ground-breaking work that may forever change the way teachers in America face the challenges of their profession. I’ve been a teacher for over thirty years and always felt I was pretty damn good at it, as good as anybody. But about halfway through my reading of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, I was suddenly stuck by the horrific realization that if I had known when I started teaching what Zaretta Hammond writes in this book, I would…

Anonymous says:

Really? 1. Preachy2. No new insights above and beyond the current “research.”3. If you want the appearance of being culturally responsive and hate white privilege, this book is for you.

Anonymous says:

Thoughtful, compelling content This is the best material I have read regarding brain learning. Others (especially Jensen) are technically accurate and practically deficient. Hammond has assembled sound scientific rationales for a pedagogy applicable for all kids, not just those traditionally underserved. EVERY beginning teacher should receive this book and every seasoned teacher will find suggestions within that will improve their classroom effectiveness.

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