Author: rstauffer

Unpacking Culturally Relevant Real-World Learning: Examples of Successful Cultural Responsiveness in the Classroom

In society today, students are more diverse in their languages, abilities, ways of learning, interests, skills, and cultures than ever before. Schools are melting pots, and increasingly, curriculums are becoming more responsive to students’ backgrounds, enabling creative, interdisciplinary, multicultural learning environments. Culturally relevant learning is a pedagogy that “empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically […]

Let’s Dive into Inquiry-Based Learning

Imagine if we encouraged students to ask questions, instead of just answering them. Inquiry-based learning is as an approach to teaching and learning that puts students and their questions, ideas, and thoughts at the center of their learning experience and practice. This approach has countless benefits, including… nurtures student’s passions and interests empowers student voice and […]

Press Release: Finalists Named for the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards

Finalists Named for the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19th, 2017 CONTACT: rstauffer@schoolsthatcan.org NEW YORK: Individuals from across the country devoted to improving education and fighting injustice have been named finalists for the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Urban Education Awards, announced by Schools That Can (STC) in partnership […]