Welcome to the International Curriculum Specialist Series where experts and educators are interviewed on how best to improve our learning.
For the second season, our third episode of the International Curriculum Specialist Series focuses on Health and Wellbeing, particularly with the brain and metacognition among teenagers. Lee Hendricks, Head of the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) at the International Curriculum Association (ICA), interviews Zaretta Hammond about culturally responsive teaching—what it is and what it isn’t—along with exploring neuroscience in learning.
Zaretta discusses how teachers can effectively establish alliances in learning partnerships, the importance of being a warm demander toward students, and how schools, unfortunately, can often create negative academic mindsets more than we would like to admit.
Zaretta’s research and experience will encourage you to reflect on your own teaching approaches and how students can improve their learning and engage within a diverse classroom.
For more resources and information about Zaretta Hammond and how to be a part of her virtual professional learning community, visit Culturally Responsive Education by Design.
To find out more about Zaretta Hammond's book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, please visit the official website where you can also join her monthly newsletter.
The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) has been developed by the International Curriculum Association (ICA). The ICA are the creators of the international curriculums of the IEYC, the IPC, and the IMYC and provide professional development and accreditation. For more information, please visit https://www.internationalcurriculum.com.
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