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Culturally Responsive Teaching

This is a research-based approach that makes meaningful connections between what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences.

Jordan School District Resources

Jordan District from the District Educational Learning Services Team


The framework names four motivational conditions that the teacher and students create.

    1. Establishing inclusion—creating a learning atmosphere in which students and teachers feel respected and connected.
    2. Developing attitude—creating a favorable disposition toward the learning experience through personal relevance and choice.
    3. Enhancing meaning—creating challenging, thoughtful learning experiences that include student perspectives and values.
    4. Engendering competence—creating an understanding that students are effective in learning something they value.