Beyond Good Intentions: Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator

Join us for a presentation and discussion with author and educator Zaretta Hammond on
Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-6:30 in the Rogue River Room, Stevenson Union.
As part of the 2019 Campus Theme series "From Ignorance to Wisdom," this event is free and open to the public. 

Hammond's work is both exciting and accessible. Combining culturally responsive pedagogy with neuroscience research, she offers practical approaches that educators of all levels, pre-K through college, find inspiring and practical. 

Across the country, student populations are growing more linguistically and racially diverse every year. A key question has emerged for many teachers: How do we support students who don’t look like us? Learn ways to build your capacity to be more responsive across difference in order to have real impact on student learning. Using the principles of culturally responsive teaching and the latest findings from cognitive neuroscience, Ms. Hammond will discuss what works to ignite intellectual curiosity and support “productive struggle” to accelerate learning for underserved students.

Ms. Hammond is a national education consultant and author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. She is a former high school and community college expository writing instructor. She is passionate about the intersectionality of equity, literacy, and culturally responsive teaching. She blogs at She holds a Master’s in Education in English Education, with a concentration in Writing.

This event is co-sponsored by Campus Theme, the SOU School of Education, Division of Humanities & Culture, the Provost's Office, the English Program AND Medford School District, Ashland School District, Central Point District 6, and SOESD Mentor Consortium.

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