Category Archives: Culturally Responsive Education

Liberation of Dachau by Japanese Americans 552nd Field Artillery Battalion 442nd RCT April 29th 1945

  by Nihomachi Outreach Committee San Jose (This article is reposted with permission of NOC. Please visit their site by clicking on the link above) The war in Europe was coming to a close as the Allies raced across Germany to Berlin. Elements of the US 7th Army chased the remnants of the German army retreating […]

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

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Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land)

  “Woody Guthrie wrote this classic in 1940 and originally had a message of inclusiveness. It was inspired by the plight of “Okies,” displaced Great Plains farmers unwelcomed in California when they sought work during the 1930’s Dust Bowl Depression Era. It was dramatized in the book and movie, The Grapes of Wrath. This Spanish […]

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Been in a Saloon Lately?

Source: http://quschoolofeducation.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/been-in-a-saloon-lately/ Been in a Saloon Lately? By: Dr. William Howe, Adjunct Professor of Education WOMEN AND PEOPLE COLOR OFTEN BEAR THE BURDEN OF HAVING TO SPEND A LIFETIME  MAKING OTHERS FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THEM. Those of us who grew up in the 60s probably remember spending hours watching Westerns on television. A common scene is a […]

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Social and Emotional Learning Research Review

Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students’ academic performance. Edutopia’s SEL research review explores those reports and helps make sense of the results. In this series of four articles, learn how researchers define social and emotional learning, review some of the possible learning outcomes, get our recommendations of […]

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Culture in the Classroom

    Educators today hear a lot about gaps in education – achievement gaps, funding gaps, school-readiness gaps. Still, there’s another gap that often goes unexamined: the cultural gap between students and teachers. “A bunch of teachers here, they think they know what’s wrong with us. But they don’t know. If people want to help […]

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Becoming a multicultural educator. Review by James A. Banks

Howe, W. A., & Lisi, P. L. (2014). Becoming a multicultural educator: Developing awareness, gaining skills, and taking action. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.   Dear Bill and Penelope: Please accept my warm congratulations on the publication of BECOMING A MULTICULTURAL EDUCATOR, which I received from SAGE yesterday. The book is well conceptualized and executed. I think it will […]

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