Affirming Cultural Identity

Students who feel a strong sense of belonging find greater success in school. Develop the skills to connect with and validate students from diverse backgrounds.

Introduction

Introduction to Affirming Cultural Identity

Strategy 1: Develop a Culturally Responsive Stance to Teaching

Cultural Responsiveness is a fundamental philosophical outlook on education; teachers can take concrete steps to adopt a stance that values students.

Strategy 2: Build Cultural Competence through Valuing Students

A sense of belonging grows from feeling like you are important and your voice matters in a community. There are several actions teachers can take to communicate to students that they are valued and welcome in school.