3 CONCEPTS TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM

| April 2, 2019

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Teachers are essential to the success of all students, regardless of their race or culture. Children often view teachers as mentors and role models in their lives. Through their actions, teachers send messages to children about whether they are accepted and competent enough to accomplish the tasks that they are given and about whether they are accepted members of the learning community. Teachers must set a stage and culturally responsive climate for learning and this, in turn, stimulates interest within the child.

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Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic independent school in the Augustinian tradition serving young men and women in grades 6 through 12 in Reading, Massachusetts.We prepare students for success in higher education and in their adult lives, for leadership in a diverse democracy, and for lives of service to others in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Our students come to us from throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. In the tradition of St. Augustine, Austin Preparatory School has been on a journey for more than 50 years. Augustine of Hippo, widely known for his “restless heart,” embarked on a journey for the Truth. At the core of Austin Prep is an institution on the same journey, committed to exemplary teaching and learning.

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Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic independent school in the Augustinian tradition serving young men and women in grades 6 through 12 in Reading, Massachusetts.We prepare students for success in higher education and in their adult lives, for leadership in a diverse democracy, and for lives of service to others in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Our students come to us from throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. In the tradition of St. Augustine, Austin Preparatory School has been on a journey for more than 50 years. Augustine of Hippo, widely known for his “restless heart,” embarked on a journey for the Truth. At the core of Austin Prep is an institution on the same journey, committed to exemplary teaching and learning.

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