Cultural Identity In Classrooms

Ideas and Suggestions for a More Inclusive Culture

Tammy Breitweiser
Nov 20 · 3 min read
Photo by ngelah on Unsplash

To build culture in a classroom the teacher needs to be reflective about their own culture and how it connects to the cultures of their students. Equity and recognizing differences and similarities in humans is fundamental to us learning. A culture of learning, high quality work, and character is essential to students becoming leaders of their own learning.

We carry our stories with us. They are weaved into the essence of who we are. The stories are there whether they are told or not. I am an advocate for telling them and appreciating them.

Beginning Reflections:

How Can Teachers Build and Present Culture in the Classroom?

Think about practices in the classroom

Building An Inclusive Culture

How Can Teachers Build Their Own Awareness of their Own Culture?

Everyone has bias and becoming more aware of who makes up the classroom can go a long way to developing relationships so high quality instruction and learning occurs.

Remember we are always learning and are models for our students every day.

Tammy L. Breitweiser is a curriculum coach in Northwest Indiana where she is currently dedicated to impacting student achievement in grades 3–6. With more than 24 years of experience, she is a reading advocate who believes in the reading and writing connection. She is working on a collection of short stories. You can connect with Tammy on Twitter (@tlbreit)or You can sign up for her newsletter here.

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