Explore these resources for guidance on classroom instruction that is responsive to all students and groups of students.
Good Instruction and Decreased Suspensions and Expulsions
This Solution-Finding Report provides information on research demonstrating that good instruction (including relationships and high expectations) is a preventive measure or shows a correlation of a decrease in suspensions and expulsions.
Teaching and Learning in the Era of the Common Core
Providing a socio-historical perspective on African-American literacy, this paper discusses student-centered learning in the context of race and gender and proposes an improved approach to literacy instruction for African-American males. Full article available at www.studentsatthecenter.org
Executive Order — White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
On July 26, 2012 President Barack Obama released the Executive Order White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The purpose of the Executive Order is “to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives.”
Cultural Identity and Teaching
This brief is part of a series on culture and teaching. It explores the cultural identities of teachers, encouraging educators to understand their cultural practices and values and how these influence their teaching. The brief also offers simple exercises, such as journaling and data collection, for promoting awareness of the impact of cultural identity on professional practice.