Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching


Websites with more information about Culturally Responsive Teaching:

3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive (and it’s not what you think!)

Strategies to Promote a Multicultural Environment in the Classroom

Culturally Responsive Teaching
This is a powerpoint presentation created by some teachers for a class project that covers a lot of the aspects of Culturally Responsive Teaching. It has a great resources list at the end.

Culturally Sensitive Child Care
Even though this is about the care of young children, the points given are applicable for classroom teachers of all ages.

Many Languages, Many Cultures Ideas and inspiration for helping young children thrive in a diverse society

Principles for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Reflections on a Walk through Chinatown

Success for ESL students

Teaching Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom Today’s classroom is more diverse than ever before. They’ve compiled tips from veteran teachers, advice from ESL specialists, and book lists that speak to the backgrounds of all your students.


Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility by Duane Elmer
Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he shows how our actions and attitudes often contradict and offend the local culture. He offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others.

Cultural Intelligence: Living and Working Globally 2nd edition by David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009
This book presents a three-stage process for becoming culturally intelligent. These steps involve learning the fundamental principles of cross-cultural interactions, such as what cultures are, how they might vary, and how they affect behavior; practicing mindfulness and paying attention in a reflective and creative way to cues; and developing a repertoire of behavioral skills that can be adapted to different situations.

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind (3rd Edition) by Geert Hofstede and Gert Jan Hofstede, McGraw-Hill Education, 2010
The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act– with new dimensions and perspectives.

Exploring Culture: Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures by Geert Jan Hofstede, Paul B. Pedersen and Gert Hofstede, Nicholas Brealey, 2002
A guidebook book to Hofstede’s five dimensions of culture (power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainty avoidance and long term versus short term orientation) and derivative synthetic cultures. It provides more than 75 exercises, dialogues, stories and simulations for trainers, educators, and students.

How to Teach Students Who Don’t Look Like You: Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies (2nd edition) by Bonnie M. Davis, Corwin, 2012
Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction!

Women Overseas: A Christian Perspective on Cross-Cultural Adaptation by Gretchen Janssen
This book is written to help women that are preparing to move to a cross-cultural situation. She writes with the issues women must deal with in relating across cultures and their care for their family and house in another country.

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