“Scaffolding Isn’t Spoon-feeding”

I would venture to say that one of the biggest “misnomers”’ of culturally responsive teaching is that it is solely, or even mostly, built on understanding different cultures and building relationships, and that it has little to do with instruction.

This couldn’t be further from the truth, which is one of the reasons why I have fallen in love with the idea and mindset of culturally responsive teaching.

In Part II of the Teach Me, Teacher, we dive head-first into instruction.  If you or anyone you know still has some confusion on how instruction plays an integral role in culturally responsive teaching, this 20 min podcast will shed some light!

From the host, Jacob Chastain:

In this talk, we hit on:

  • How to not scaffold so much we are spoon-feeding 
  • Where to start with planning our teaching
  • Why my teaching might look different than yours
  • The importance of knowing and respecting our craft as a teacher 
  • Why giving everything pre-planned to a new teacher is the wrong thing to do

This is a FANTASTIC talk, and is sure to illuminate some ideas and concepts for you to better serve your students!


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We’ll be back to the students we serve next week as we keep diving into our Long-Term ELs!

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