Culturally Responsive Teaching focuses on how to educate under achieve diverse student of color, and how our children can receive a better education. The author states,” We must insist that this empowerment stop now and set into motion, change strategies to ensure that it does.” Teachers can change the life of his/her students that are underachievers. She can find ways to show that she cares that will empower them to want to learn. They should never compare an achiever to an underachiever. Never show a failing grade so that the other may see it. Be sensitive to each student’s feelings and needs. It helps if an achiever works with an underachiever. Sometimes help from a student is better explained than from a teacher.
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However, at the age of 4 (prior to entering Kindergarten) there are differences in literacy and numeric skills and participation in literacy in the home. Participating in early childhood programs such as Head Start, Nursery school, and Pre-Kindergarten, can better prepare a child to enter first grade. While black and white children have similar participation rates in preprimary education, black behind whites in demonstrating early literacy skills.) Students who feel that their teacher care about them will develop a sense of well-being and willingness to learn. Teachers that interact with students can have a positive affect on their learning and behaviors. Teachers can set the tone in the classroom. For example, asking open-end questions encouraging the student to ask questions and keeping in mind that students are different and unique and learn in different ways. A teacher with a negative attitude toward their student can deter them to learn. School systems need to be aware of the changing ethnic groups in our schools and train teachers to be caring, culturally sensitive teachers. Cultural responsive teachers, empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using knowledge, skills and attitude.
Teachers should manifest an attitude of respect for cultural different looking at normative behavior from student’s culture. A belief that all students are