Identities & the Culturally Responsive Educator: Strategies and Application

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

In bi-weekly Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching gatherings Graduate Teaching Assistants share their knowledge about teaching, teaching and technology tools as well as discuss research of teaching, book chapters relevant to work in an instructional setting. Anyone interested in these topics can join these meetings.

Session Description

This session will provide a background into the concept of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) and how an instructor’s personal identity impacts how they approach their practice and interact with students. Next, we will discuss strategies to facilitate the application of CRT in classrooms settings and conclude with reviewing any questions attendees may have.   

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this session, learners will be able to:  

  1. Explore their own identity through self-reflection.    

  1. Examine how personal identity impacts the graduate teaching experience.  

  1. Articulate the importance of culturally responsive approaches to teaching.   

  1. Reflect on personal assumptions towards students that may influence instructor practices.  

  1. Describe strategies for teaching culturally diverse students.   

Presenter Bio 

Oyesola Oluwafunmilayo Ayeni is a 5th year Doctoral student in the Ecological/Community Psychology program at Michigan State University. Funmi’s area of research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of culturally appropriate interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence from diverse backgrounds. In her teaching, Funmi applies culturally relevant strategies to provide quality instruction to students while ensuring equity and inclusion.    

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Meeting ID: 732 599 810 
Passcode: GTAsTeach