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How Culturally Relevant Teaching Can Build Relationships While Students Are Home

MindShift’s Katrina Schwartz and Ki Sung look at one potential solution to “rethink how school is done,” culturally relevant teaching, also called CRT.

When schools began to close because of COVID-19 in March, teachers and students had to rapidly adjust to learning online. For many students, finding a quiet place at home to learn with reliable technology was difficult, especially when family members were dealing with the pandemic. And teachers tried to figure out what was appropriate for the new online reality when it came to synchronous learning, attendance and grades, among many other issues.

Schwartz and Sung interview principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, Joe Truss, who assembled a coronavirus project-based learning resource with contributions from 150 educators across the US, high school English teacher, Anthony Voulgarides, who submitted a pandemic journal lesson plan to help his students stay connected to one another and to him during the pandemic, and examine how educators at WHEELS, part of the EL Education network and an Outward Bound School, create authentic learning experiences for students.

Listen to the podcast and read the accompanying article on KQED’s MindShift website.  MindShift podcasts are also available via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via Google | via Spotify | via TuneIn.

Source: MindShift | How Culturally Relevant Teaching Can Build Relationships While Students Are Home, https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56450/how-culturally-relevant-teaching-can-build-relationships-while-students-are-home | © 2020 KQED INC

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