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H. RICHARD MILNER IV

Rich Milner

 

H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education.  Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools.   Professor Milner’s work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published seven books. His most recent are: Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010), Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015) and These kids are out of control: Why we must reimagine classroom management for equity (Corwin Press, 2018).  He can be reached at rich.milner@vanderbilt.edu.


Culturally Responsive Teaching: The Essentials

What is culturally responsive teaching, and how might culturally responsive practices meet the social and academic needs of students? The workshop highlights conceptions and tools teachers and school leaders need to address and meet the needs of all students, especially students living below the poverty line, those whose first language is not English, those who are Black and Brown, and those who might experience outside of school challenges across the United States. Particular attention will be placed on student assets and teacher practices that support students.  Instructional practices that are culturally responsive to the very humanity of students will be addressed for classroom and school transformation.


 

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