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Category: Culturally Responsive Practice

Culturally Responsive Practice

Celebrating All Of Us– Ways We Promote Cultural Inclusion And Responsiveness In My Classroom

It’s no secret that cultural responsiveness is a sought-after practice. At Bank Street, it is part of the educative canon. However, it is also not a secret that practicing it can be challenging. Culturally Responsive Practice (CRP) requires understanding of what it really is and as a teacher, practicing it fluidly is honed over time. To newer […]

Culturally Responsive Practice

Colorism and the Bronx

Bank Street is big on social justice. We roar like lions at the inequities of our educational system.  It is a source of pride for many of us graduate students that equity, exploring institutional and systemic racism, color, culture, bias, stereotypes and activism are steadfast anchors – integral bones in the Bank Street body. We’d […]

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Culturally Responsive Practice – Shared Funds Of Knowledge With Our Community

This city is a melting pot. It is a classic phrase:  true, utilized, and heard quite possibly too often, yet it remains an apt description of the absolute fusion of cultures, connections, and states of being existing in New York City. There is a quintessential fluidity here that unapologetically paints the gritty asphalt and sleek […]

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Talking about Race in the Classroom

“Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, 1963. Exactly one week away from the holiday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bank […]

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Reflection on the roundtable: ‘Still Separate, Still Unequal’

On Monday, February 10th, the Bank Street College Alumni Association hosted a roundtable discussion called “Still Separate, Still Unequal, Challenges Facing Public Education 60 Years after Brown v. Board of Education.“ The participants were Martha Andrews, Margaret Blachly, Barbara Graves-Poller, Monte Joffee, and Verta Maloney. Moderating (and occasionally contributing) were Steven Evangelista and Margaret Ryan, both of […]