In Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond offers a powerful new framework for culturally responsive teaching (CRT) that is firmly grounded in neuroscience. Drawing on evidence from brain research, she provides teachers with concrete strategies they can use to ensure that all students are authentically engaged in learning and achieving rigorous academic goals. Hammond describes how CRT can be used to: – Bridge the gap between what schools teach and what cultures value – Help diverse students feel seen, heard, and valued – Respond to misbehavior as an opportunity for reflection and growth – Promote higher order thinking skills among all students Based on her own successful classroom practice, Hammond’s clear guidelines offer educators a wealth of ways to create classrooms where every student feels respected—and learns at his or her highest potential.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for any educator who wants to help students of all backgrounds feel engaged and achieve rigorous academic goals.
- This book is based on research in neuroscience
- Provides concrete strategies to ensure all students are authentically engaged
- Promotes higher order thinking skills among all students
- It is very dense and could be difficult to read for some people
- It is based on research which may not be accessible or interesting to everyone
- The author’s personal experiences as a teacher may not be relatable to all educators
Learn more about the author
Zaretta Hammond is an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and former middle school teacher. Her work on culturally responsive teaching has been featured in such venues as The New York Times, Education Week, and NPR’s Morning Edition.
“Zaretta Hammond has done it again! With her newest work, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, she provides educators with a powerful new framework for culturally responsive teaching that is firmly grounded in neuroscience. This book is an essential resource for anyone interested in understanding how to create classrooms where all students feel authentically engaged in learning and achieving rigorous academic goals.”
“This book is a treasure trove of information for any educator committed to culturally responsive teaching. Zaretta Hammond provides concrete strategies based in neuroscience that help teachers ensure all students are authentically engaged in learning and achieving rigorous academic goals.”
“This book is a must read for all educators! It provides concrete strategies that are based in neuroscience and promote authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students. Zaretta Hammond has written an essential resource for anyone who wants to understand the brain basis of CRT.”
“This book provides an essential lens for educators seeking to meaningfully engage all students in rigorous learning. Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to make the case that culturally responsive teaching is brainsense. In addition to describing how cultural responsiveness can be enacted in the classroom, she provides concrete strategies and examples grounded solidly in theory.”