Integrating culturally responsive teaching through structured student-guided discussion

“I teach at a school in western Montana that is seventy percent Native American. But culturally responsive teaching is important wherever you teach. Culturally responsive teaching within a structured student-centered discussion helps meet the needs of every student.

“In my classroom, I emphasize the importance of developing critical thinking skills through acts of authentic student voice. And culturally responsive teaching encourages a lot of discussion, taking apart a text, and conducting civil discourse in a safe environment.”

Anna Baldwin

Dr. Anna Baldwin has taught for 17 years on the Flathead Reservation in Western Montana. For four of those years, she had the privilege to teach at the tribal alternative school. For the remainder she has served her local community where she teach... Full Bio