Episode 64: Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies with Dr. Courtney Plotts
Our guest for episode 64 of the Lecture Breakers podcast is Dr. Courtney Plotts, and today, we're talking about culturally responsive teaching.
In this episode, Courtney discusses what culturally responsive teaching is, why it’s important, and what we can do in our courses to help all students succeed.
We mainly keep our conversation focused on strategies for teaching online courses since that’s the challenge we’re all facing right now, but certainly these recommendations apply to any course in any format.
Courtney shares strategies related to group work, the syllabus, course policies, assessment, and what to ask yourself when planning a lesson, delivering content, and designing activities.
- What culturally responsive teaching is and why it's important.
- How to integrate culturally responsive teaching strategies into your online courses.
- How to think about group work, cultural norms, and assumptions.
- How reducing psychological marginalization encourages students to participate.
- How to think about feedback and assessment through different cultural lenses.
- Learn more about Courtney's work on her website.
- Get information about the 2-1-1 program offered by the United Way.
- Learn more about the Council for At Risk Student Education and Professional Standards.
- Get Courtney's book The Space Between: Identifying Cultural Canyons in Online Spaces and the use of LatinX Culture to Bridge the Divide*
- Connect with Courtney on Twitter and LinkedIn
- Join the free Lecture Breakers Facebook group
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