by Mariana Souto-Manning, Carmen I. Lugo Llerena, Jessica Martell, Abigail Salas Maguire,
and Alicia Arce-Boardman
“In this, one of the most deliciously diverse countries in the world, there is an urgency to move toward culturally relevant teaching. This book will light the path of your journey. “
-From the Introduction by Ellin Oliver Keene
Culturally relevant teaching is essential, now more than ever. If we want children to develop as successful learners, we must communicate that they belong in our classrooms. They need to see themselves, their cultures, their families, and their communities reflected in the materials and resources they find there.
In No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching, four elementary school teachers who teach in richly diverse classrooms, and have studied culturally relevant pedagogy for years with researcher Mariana Souto-Manning, share specific practices, strategies, and tools from their classrooms that make their teaching culturally relevant. In this sample you will find the Introduction by Ellin Keene and Section 1.