Module 4: Culturally Responsive Classroom Practice

Module 4 Progress

How do I continue to learn about Culturally Responsive Teaching?

There are many challenges when engaging in this practice, though we hope that this module allows teachers to begin or further their journey towards culturally responsive teaching. There are additional strategies and practices for each of the above aspects of culturally responsive teaching, we encourage you to seek further resources to learn more. To support you in this process we offer you some selected resources, while acknowledging that these are not complete lists as the field of culturally responsive teaching is growing and ever changing.

Resource List:

Defining micro and macro aggressions:

Checking yourself for bias:

Practical applications for anti-bias education:

Anti-bias teaching activities, resources, and books:

Long Term Ideas:


Arao, B. & Clemens, K. (2013). From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces. In Landreman, L. (Ed), The art of effective facilitation: Reflections from social justice educators (pp.135-150).

Darling-Hammond, L. (1997). The right to learn: A blueprint for creating schools that work. Jossey-Bass.

Gay, G. (2002). Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 53 (2),106-116. DOI: 10.1177/0022487102053002003

Gay, G. (2010). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice. Teachers College Press. 

Hammond, Z. (2015). Culturally responsive teaching & the brain: Promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally linguistically diverse students. Corwin.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1994). The dreamkeepers. Jossey-Bass. 

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995). Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. American Educational Research Journal, 32 (3), 465-491. DOI: 10.3102/00028312032003465

Up Next: In module 5 you will learn about setting and understanding expectations.