Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#149 Culturally Responsive Teaching with Jenn Kleiber (pt.1)

February 03, 2020

Hello everyone! If you have been in teaching for a little while, you have probably heard the term "culturally responsive teaching," at least a dozen times. If you're like me, you probably leave trainings on the matter more confused than before.

Because of this, I brought on one of my favorite people and colleagues, Jenn Kleiber, author of Building a Bridge From “I Can’t” to “I DID!”: Creating Independent Learners Through Culturally Responsive Teaching.

Jenn has so much to offer from her experience working with students of all backgrounds, and she enriches our practices in this podcast.

In this talk, we hit on several pieces of culturally responsive teaching, such as:

* What is culturally responsive teaching
* Why some people might be resistant to it
* What does it look like in the classroom
* Why deep culture matters 

This is a FANTASTIC talk, and is sure to illuminate some ideas and concepts for you to better serve your students.


This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed.

Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of students’ lives, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to respond as teachers when these subjects come up at school. You probably have stories of your own about situations or conversations that caught you off guard or made you feel uncomfortable.

Being the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to help them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara provides clear lessons to help teach about important social comprehension concepts.

You can create a socially minded classroom where you explore identity and diversity, build listening skills, understand and address bias, become better informed, and more… first with yourself and your peers, and then with students.

Being the Change is available as a book, ebook, and audiobook. To learn more visit Heinemann.com.