Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain offers a way to operationalize culturally responsive instruction. Using neuroscience to help understand the key concepts, it offers practical strategies for leveraging the assets culturally and linguistically diverse students bring to the classroom.
Here is what folks are saying about the book.
“Drawing on the research form neuroscience Zaretta Hammond explains what we should have known all along – all children are capable of higher order thinking and capable of producing intellectually advanced work if provided the opportunity to learn by caring and capable adults. Hammond dose more than explain the research. Drawing on years of experience in schools as an educator and trainer, she shows how this can be done even in schools that have grown accustomed to failure. At a time when the nation is searching to find ways to close the racial achievement gap, this book will be an invaluable resource. ”
— Pedro Noguera, Professor, NYU
Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
5.0 out of 5 stars. A Revolution in Teaching. “Before reading the book I’d thought of cultural responsive teaching as academic eduspeak sort of stuff, a fancy label for what good teachers have been doing all along–pumping up an underachieving kid’s self esteem, blah, blah, blah. But I now know I was dead wrong. When the teacher really gets tuned into a student’s culture and ethnic identity as described in Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, the teacher forms a partnership of learning with the student that does more than just jack them up; it actually facilitates the growth of the student’s neuroplasticity (brain cell connections). How cool is that?
— James Frey, Teacher