Bright Ribbons: Weaving Culturally Responsive Teaching Into the Elementary Classroom
Foreword by Gary Howard
Weave culturally responsive teaching into every lesson and activity
Culturally responsive teaching practices are like bright ribbons: when you weave them into everything you teach, you create a beautiful tapestry for successful learning. Lotus Howard, who has spent four decades teaching in diverse classrooms, will show you how to build relationships with your students and create a harmonious community where every child can thrive. You’ll learn:
- How to use culturally responsive teaching (CRT) not as an add-on, but as a philosophy that infuses every aspect of the school day
- Simple strategies for weaving the seven principles of CRT into all lessons and activities, including morning greetings, transition times, and group work
- How to be more self-reflective to better appreciate and unlock students’ unique gifts
With an array of practical tips, model lessons, and resources, this book will inspire you to weave a holistic tapestry of teaching and learning that benefits all children.
"Bright Ribbons is inspiring, uplifting and appropriate for the 21st century classroom, including students, teachers, and administrators to read and utilize as a resource."
"Bright Ribbons is a must-have resource for any school with a growing multicultural population!"
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Stringing the Vertical Threads