Biography-driven culturally responsive teaching
- Herrera, Socorro Guadalupe.
- New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010.
- Physical description
- xi, 180 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
LC3731 .H476 2010
- Unknown LC3731 .H476 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and indexes.
- Taking current perspectives to i+1
- Biography-driven instruction
- Language of the heart
- Culture-driven thought and learning
- Academics : more than a grade on a test
- Biography-driven planning, teaching, and assessing
- A canvas of opportunity
- Navigating from the known to the unknown
- Gallery of understanding and knowledge : assessing to make knowledge transparent
- Culturally responsive teaching : voices of care, hope, and academic achievement.
- Publisher's Summary
- Nationally known literacy expert Socorro Herrera provides a practical guide for teachers serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Teaches will learn how to plan and implement more successful culturally responsive instruction using student biographies as the point of departure. The author provides tools for tapping into the strengths students bring from their sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic histories. She shows how to both draw on these assets as a teacher and guide students to better access their own strengths and existing funds of knowledge and prior knowledge to accelerate academic learning. Herrera's research-based strategies incorporate easily into any program being used by a school or district for improved results. Perfect for professional development, this book takes the reader on a personal journey of reflection on multiple aspects of teaching and learning in the context of their own diverse classroom communities.
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- Publication date
- Socorro Herrera ; foreword by Edmund T. Hamann.