As long as students can regard their teachers as partners in their search for learning, their classroom performance will be enhanced. In order to enable learners thrive in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected and globalized, the quality of education that they deserve must be delivered to them. To effectively accomplish this objective, it is important to adopt classroom management that is culturally responsive.
Students are empowered educationally as a result of being exposed to culturally responsive classroom management. That benefit extends to the students’ spheres socially, emotionally and politically. The reason why this is possible is because the attitudes, languages and skills of the leaners find meaningful expression in the classroom.
The benefit of using the culturally responsive classroom management is the ability to interact and understand the students in an individual and responsive manner. The approach is made effective as it does not seek to establish the culture of the students by basing it on their age, looks or socioeconomic status. In order to grasp the larger picture of a student, you should go beyond embracing and acknowledging his background racially and ethnically.
As a result of using the pedagogy of culturally responsive classroom management, teachers are enabled in the identification of the learners’ passions that they have in common and their shared cultures. This is done with conjunction of establishing the learning style of the student. For the purpose of making this strategy successful the teachers should endeavor to have curiosity about the insight and experience of the learner.
The high expectations of the behavior and performance of the students are maintained and communicated by a teacher that has embraced the culturally responsive classroom management. The intention of using the metaphorical and literal language to interact with a student is not intended to mean the lowering of standards. Since the learners’ own cultures are being recognized, it is easier for them to adopt the code-switching in the classroom more easily.
Students who are exposed to the culturally responsive classroom management feel they are valued thereby take ownership of their education more effectively. This happens because the student engagement and experience are prioritized over the ability of the educator to give content lecture. As much as it can be difficult to settle for a classroom style where the teacher assumes the position of a facilitator instead of a specialist, this approach bears fruits.
Teachers need to have an assessment of their belief systems if the culturally responsive classroom will achieve the intended results. As well the teacher should be careful so that they do not convey judgements inside the classroom that can have impact on the personal histories of the students, their families and friends.