Cultivate A Culturally Relevant Classroom: Recognize & Make Connections With Students' Diverse Backgrounds

March 10, 2017

Recognizing differences may not always be a comfortable topic, but is necessary to make students with diverse backgrounds feel welcome and a part of your classroom. In this chat, middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed writing assignments that embrace students' backgrounds. Teachers also shared texts in which students can see themselves. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.
This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about cultivating a culturally relevant ELA classroom. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed writing assignments that embrace students' backgrounds. Teachers also shared texts in which students can see themselves.

Read through the chat below for reading recommendations for you and your students. You'll get ideas about the challenges in creating a culturally diverse classroom. You'll also find ways to allow students to creatively express their culture in the classroom.

Hope you'll join us on Tuesday March 14th to discuss developing a growth mindset in the ELA classroom. We'd also love for you to join our 2ndaryELA Facebook group (even if you aren't on Twitter). 2ndaryELA is a group of middle and high school English Language Arts teachers looking to share ideas and best practices. This group is an extension of our Twitter chat and a place for collaboration, questions, and encouragement. Feel free to post teaching ideas, success stories, resource links, photos, etc. that will enhance our instruction.

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