Coaching for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

Focus Area: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Audience:

CInstructional Coaches, LLeaders, TTeachers

Pathway: Application

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Overview

Culture and student experiences inform how students communicate, think, learn, and interact. Ensuring that classrooms are culturally responsive is essential for creating learning environments that are effective for all students. The Culturally Responsive Teaching focus area supports educators in building an empathetic foundation that honors diverse student backgrounds and experiences so meaningful learning can take place.

Our 1:1 coaching methodology centers on the principles of actionable research and job-embedded best practices to provide the most personalized and differentiated approach to meet the needs of our participants. This professional learning is designed to support each participant with what they need, not a one-size-fit all approach. Our Culturally Responsive Teaching coaches use the “Try, Measure, Learn” approach to create an ongoing change in practice.

Audience

This coaching model and support was developed for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Specifications

  • Bi-weekly, 30 minute sessions delivered virtually through Zoom
  • Access to the BetterLesson Lab and top strategies and tools

Outcomes

Coaching supports participants where they are at, building awareness, understanding, and opportunities for application and ownership of key competencies like:

  • Fundamentals of Culturally Responsive Teaching: I consistently implement Culturally Responsive Teaching practices into my instruction.
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Culture: I consistently evaluate my culturally responsive teaching practices so that student identities are at the center.
  • Examining What We Teach: I consistently audit my lessons to ensure inclusive and responsive learning experiences for all students.
  • Family Partnerships: I develop strong partnerships with families using culturally responsive teaching practices.
  • Restorative Justice: I can apply restorative practices as an alternative approach to disciplinary matters in order to center relationships, exhibit social-emotional competence, and to rethink behavior management practices.