Dr. Gholdy Muhammad’s book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy is essential reading for those who want to understand how to teach in culturally and historically responsive ways. In this blog, we will review key insights from Dr. Muhammad’s book. We hope readers will be inspired to learn more about what it means to enact culturally and historically responsive instruction. We also hope this blog serves as a preview of the webinar that Dr. Gholdy Muhammad will offer on March 17th, 2021. This virtual workshop will engage teachers in practicing researched-based equity practices and offer pedagogical examples of lesson and unit plans that honor the cultural and linguistic diversity of our students.
Why Visible Learning for Literacy?
Probably one of the most essential goals of all educators is to apply the evidence from educational research to their unique classroom contexts. However, this is not a simple endeavor.
1) What should teachers do when presented with a list of evidence-based practices from research studies?
2) How do we make thinking and learning "deeper" but still visible to students?
3) What strategies can be used to facilitate students' learning and decrease their cognitive load during that learning?
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