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5 thoughts on “Kicking It Up a Notch: Becoming a Culturally Relevant Science Educator”

  1. What a great post! Social justice and equity in science is achievable and the suggestions given in the article provide many options for teachers and administrators to consider and implement. Thank you for addressing these important issues!

    1. Hi Renee, Thank you for your comment. My hope is to inspire others to consider these issues. They are important if we are serious about changing the status quo and creating equity in the sciences.

  2. I am soon to be teaching a course for elementary educators titled “Using Phenomena & Discourse to Develop Meaningful, Equiptale Science Instruction. Your blog helps push my thinking .

  3. I am soon to be teaching a course for elementary educators titled “Using Phenomena & Discourse to Develop Meaningful, Equitable Science Instruction. Your blog helps push my thinking

  4. Hi Kathy, Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you found the blog post helpful. You could try to incorporate some of these principles into your teacher workshop as a way to model cultural relevance for them. For example, you might deliver a survey so that you get to know more about the teachers, then try to incorporate some of what you learn from the survey into your teacher workshop. Or have everyone take a implicit bias test and talk about the results. If you find something that works, please let me know. Good luck with your course!

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