Moving From Teacher Bias to Teacher Agency
This is a video of a 90-minute seminar led by Rebekah Berlin and Dr. Robert Berry with a group of future teachers around the idea of acknowledging teacher bias and developing teacher agency, particularly around issues of equity in mathematics. What's powerful about this is Ms. Berlin's willingness to share how she confronted her own biases as a new teacher and realizes that "my locus of control turned out to be much larger than I thought" (at about 1:18:00). There are many ways to use… Read more
The seminar discussion is based on a book chapter of the same title:
Berlin, R. & Berry III, R. Q. (2018). Confronting the lies I tell myself. In M. Civil, D. White, & S. Celedon-Pattichis (Eds.). Access and Equity: Promoting High Quality Mathematics in Grades 3-5 (pp. 9-20). Reston, VA: National Council of Teaches of Mathematics
Leading Equity Podcast
Leading Equity is a podcast in which the host, Dr. Sheldon Eakins, interviews guests about their areas of expertise related to diversity. The topics cover wide ranging issues of diversity including social and emotional learning, universal design for learning (UDL), bilingual education, food insecurity, and educational policy.
Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools
Marking the 65th anniversary of the landmark court decision Brown v. Board of Education, this issue of the journal Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America's schools. Articles present ideas on how today's educators can understand and address racial issues and help dismantle segregation and inequity in education. The issue is available on the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development website and includes a… Read more
Rebora, A. (2019). Separate and still unequal: Race in America's Schools [Special issue]. Educational Leadership, 76 (7).
SciGirls: Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies
This website was built for an NSF grant on Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies at St.Catherine's University. The website includes many resources on gender equity in science and culturally responsive practices. Embedded videos provide role model profiles of women scientists and presentations on such topics as culturally responsive teaching, … Read more
How Do I Teach Mathematics in a Culturally Responsive Way?
Ukpokodu presents a myriad of instructional and general classroom strategies that teachers can integrate into the mathematics classroom.
Ukpokodu, O. N. (2011). How do I teach mathematics in a culturally responsive way? Identifying empowering teaching practices. Multicultural Education, 18 (3), 47-56.
Culture Matters in Science: Culturally Relevant Teaching
The authors discuss how to weave together culturally relevant teaching and science education. This article describes instructional strategies that are used with culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families.
Pang, V. O., Lafferty, K. E., Pang, J. M., Griswold, J., and Oser, R. (2014). Culture matters in science: Culturally relevant teaching. Science and Children, 51 (5), 44-49.
What Do Latino Students Want from School
This article discusses what some Latinx high school students recommend that educators integrate into the classroom. For example, they would like to see more inclusion of their viewpoints, respect for the Spanish language, and integration of Latino and Mexican American history into the curriculum. The students would like to see that they are an important component of the school and the educational process.
Irizarry, J. G. (2015). What Latino students want from school. Educational Leadership, 72 (6), 66-71.
Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice
As one of the founders of multicultural education, Gay describes the multidimensional nature of culturally responsive teaching. She explains methods that teachers can use in their classrooms to enhance student achievement and validate students. Her work is based on the value of social justice in schools.
Gay, G. (2018). Culturally responsive teaching (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press
Mathematics for Whom: Reframing and Humanizing Mathematics
With a focus on the elementary classroom, this paper analyzes the purported neutrality of mathematics textbook word problems and considers ways to use mathematics to analyze social inequities in the world.
Yeh, C., & Otis, b. M. 92019). Mathematics for Whom: Reframing and Humanizing Mathematics. Occasional Paper Series, 2019 (41).
CCTE Reader on Social Justice
The CCTE Reader on Social Justice is an e-book that contains 18 articles about social justice and teacher education, selected from Teacher Education Quarterly & Issues in Teacher Education. Topics include breaking the cycle of racism in the classroom, examining the practice of critical reflection for developing pre-service teachers’ multicultural competencies, inclusion and students with autism, supporting the development of new social justice educators, the urban university and teacher… Read more
Flores, J., Cardinal, D., Nelson, T. & Soohoo, S. (Eds.) (2017). The CCTE Reader on Social Justice. Published for California Council on Teacher Education, San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press.