A pretty interesting study has just been released about “Asset-Based Pedagogy.”
It’s called Beginning Teachers & Strategies for Asset-Based Pedagogy, and was written by Andrew Kwok, Joseph Waddington, Jenna Davis, Sara Halabi, Debbee Huston, Rita Hemsley. And it’s not behind a paywall!
Researchers asked 2,000 “novice teachers” (they had been in the classroom four years or less) this question:
“How does your teaching account for students’ cultural, ethnic/racial, and linguistic diversity?”
I think its findings could be an excellent professional development tool. I don’t think there’s anything new in the study – it’s just presented in an easily digestible format including practical suggestions.
I’m going to list the headings of each of the activities the teachers reported that they did. A narrative accompanies each heading, which is why I think it’s worth reviewing the entire paper:
Pedagogically Responsive Strategies:
- Providing language scaffolds
- Building student vocabulary.
- Speaking in students’ native language.
- Adjusting Instructional Planning.
- Integrating students’ background knowledge.
- Tapping into students’ personal lives
- Resources for Appreciating Cultural Diversity.
- Embedding diverse texts.
- Exposure to diverse customs.
Social Emotional Learning:
- Creating a Safe & Inclusive Environment.
- Building Relationships with Students
- Establishing a Foundation of Respect
Connecting with Family & Community:
- Family Communication.
- Learning about Families
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