Teaching Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom
Today's classroom is more diverse than ever before. We've compiled tips from veteran teachers, advice from ESL specialists, and book lists that speak to the backgrounds of all your students.
Teacher created book list with classroom tips on how to use each book.
Early childhood experts Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena share tips on teaching diversity in the classroom.
Get 50 great book recommendations, plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on selecting multicultural literature.
Follow these simple steps for communicating with parents whose first language is not English, so that you can encourage families to support student learning outside the classroom.
Get advice on setting goals, involving parents, exchanging information, and validating home languages with children and families from different cultures.
Provides 12 practical tips to help second-language learners: assess needs, empathize, foster a sense of belonging, assign a buddy, use sheltering techniques, teach keywords, read and reread aloud, etc.
Discusses special considerations and techniques for teaching spelling to second-language learning children, particularly native Spanish and Asian language speakers.
Discusses how to develop positive relationships with diverse families by testing yourself for assumptions, being aware of how culture affects behavior, and communicating openly with parents.
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D. offers advice on how to talk about race-related issues in a way that let students see themselves as agents of change and healing.
Technology offers some easy ways to help English Language Learners build vocabulary, achieve reading fluency, improve comprehension, access curriculum content, and strengthen their home-school connections.
ECT Staff Workshop teacher handout focusing on diversity and racial identity in the lives of children.
Learn how to make a classroom feel like home. In unison with families, find ways to bring home to school so that every child feels he belongs.