“Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning” by Sharroky Hollie

Quick Statistics

  • “Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning” by Sharroky Hollie
  • Teaching
  • Read as a hard copy
  • 4/5 stars
  • Finished April 24, 2019

Official Synopsis

This professional resource provides teachers with strategies and suggestions to support their culturally and linguistically diverse students. The five pedagogical areas addressed in this resource are Classroom Management, Use of Text, Academic Vocabulary, Situational Appropriateness, and Learning Environment.

My Thoughts/Summary

This was the very first book I started reading to prepare for having my own classroom. My best friend bought it for me for my birthday and I dove right in. This was a really accessible book that I honestly enjoyed. Hollie discusses the tenants of teaching in a way that is Culturally and Linguistically Responsive. He talks about grammatical structure in different dialectal forms of English and how to encourage your students to use those, but also to learn to translate them into academic English. He teaches us to affirm our students home cultures, while also preparing them for the outside world.

I’ve done a lot of reading and work with multiculturalism and how to not center the white experience. Because I want to teach in high need schools where the majority of my students won’t be white, I felt it was really important to check my privilege early on, so that when I enter the classroom, I’m able to apply that knowledge rather than learn it as I go. My goal is to give all my students the best education I can provide them. Hollie’s book was a wonderful first read and gave me ideas on how I can apply it right away.

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