Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
Updated: 2/13/2021
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

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  • I need to incorporate culturally sustaining pedagogy in my math classroom to ensure access and opportunity for all my students. But hm... what do I need to do?
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  • First, I need to assess my own personal biases and acknowledge awareness of cultures (students' culture, race, socioeconomic status, gender, etc.)
  • I have to make sure I don't make any assumptions that subconsciously make me lower the bar for my students. I need to hold high expectations for all my students.
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  • Second, I need to build stronger relationships with my students and their families.
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  • Does my work represent student work?
  • Third, I need to adapt my teaching and curriculum. I need to have content curriculum and relationships that are asset-based and that empower students.
  • Does my work start with my students?
  • Does my work empower students to engage with the learning?
  • This is not the end! There is always more I could be doing. This process is a life-long journey!
  • Change is hard, but it is necessary for our diverse learners.