A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practices
Implementing the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) In K-8 Classrooms
Published: May 2021
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A 2022 SPE Outstanding Book Honorable Mention

What are the elements of culturally responsive and sustaining instruction? How can these elements be implemented in classrooms?

One of the most effective methods of addressing these issues is the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP), which is being used in school districts nationwide to guide teacher professional development. A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practices presents scholarship in second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, culturally appropriate assessment, educational anthropology, educational psychology, instruction, and critical pedagogy to provide guidance to those who strive to teach in ways that meet the needs of a diverse student population. The book is a culmination of the authors’ many years of experience as both researchers and instructional coaches in schools, presenting a comprehensive portrait of the research and practices associated with culturally responsive teaching. Each chapter showcases a different element of the CRIOP, providing supporting research as well as ways to implement the element in K-8 classrooms. The book also includes several specific examples written by teachers in the field and a comprehensive bibliography. This is a practical guide that can be used in a variety of courses for pre-service teachers as well as by teachers and administrators in school districts across the country.

Perfect for courses such as: Teaching in a Diverse Society, Multicultural Education, Effective Teaching Practices in Elementary/Middle School, Cultural and Social Foundations of Education, Teaching Diverse Populations, Sociocultural Perspectives in Education, Educational Perspectives in a Global Society, Educational Inequality, Urban Studies

Table of Contents:

Rebecca Powell and Susan Chambers Cantrell

Chapter 1
Classroom Relationships
Doris Walker-Dalhouse
  Classroom Scenario 1.1 - Kindness Study
  Melissa Collins and Aimee Gonzalez
  Classroom Scenario 1.2 - Rare Bird
  Taylor Cain

Chapter 2
It Takes a Village to Teach a Child: Family Collaboration as an Essential Component of Culturally Responsive Instruction
Kristen H. Perry
  Classroom Scenario 2.1 - Creating a Collaborative Relationship With Families
  Elisabeth Darce
  Classroom Scenario 2.2 - Family Collaboration
  Jill Robertson

Chapter 3
Assessment as the Bridge Between Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Shannon O. Sampson and Carolyn A. Oldham
 Classroom Scenario 3.1 - New Learning Experiences, From Instructional Practices to Assessment
 Jennifer Caudill

Chapter 4
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Practices
Susan Chambers Cantrell and Tiffany R. Wheeler
  Classroom Scenario 4.1 - Connecting Geologic and Biologic History to Students’ Lives
  Brittany Manion
  Classroom Scenario 4.2 - PWIM
  Emily D. Banks

Chapter 5
Discourse and Culturally Responsive Instruction
Pamela Knuckles Correll
  Classroom Scenario 5.1 - Implementing Accountable Talk in the Elementary Classroom
  Ashley Mangum

Chapter 6
Critical Consciousness
Rebecca Powell and Victor Malo-Juvera
  Classroom Scenario 6.1 - Blessing Bags
  Anita Johnson
  Classroom Scenario 6.2 - Plastic in the Ocean
  Margot Schenning
  Classroom Scenario 6.3 - Ghost Boys Reading Enrichment Unit
  Kala Damron
  Classroom Scenario 6.4 - Critical Consciousness
  Annabeth Edens

About the Authors

Reviews & Endorsements:

A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practice is a timely and necessary addition to the scholarship on supporting and empowering historically marginalized groups of students. In an effort to provide equitable opportunities for all students, the editors and contributors advocate for inclusionary practices in all facets of interactions and relationships with students. Within each of the six chapters, authors bridge the gap between research and practice, making this text a great resource for practicing teachers, administrators, and teacher educators. The volume also serves as a starting point for developing and implementing inclusive practices that recognize students’ identity, excellence, and culture. A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practices offers a solid foundation for educators looking for a starting point to begin dismantling inequitable and harmful K-8 classroom practices.”

“EL students’ classroom experience can be improved when teachers utilize discourse to deepen understanding. The CRIOP framework guides teachers through the importance of building upon students’ backgrounds and collaborative relationships. The scenarios provide teachers with incredible perspective for instruction and assessment, coupled with great suggestions for activities. I cannot wait to delve into this with teachers in our district!”

Dr. Molly McComas, Director of Student Services, Scott County Schools, KY

“The Critical Consciousness element of the CRIOP is essential for all aspects of culturally responsive instruction to function since it sets the stage for reading the world and examining how we are situated within it. This chapter offers several accessible examples of what critical consciousness looks like in varied contexts; it helps us understand how in community, educators can grow in their understanding and practice of critical consciousness along with their students and families.”

Dr. Yolanda Gallardo, Dean, School of Education, Gonzaga University

“Every educator is committed to teaching in a culturally responsive way, but how do you marshal your staff around a common vision of what effective culturally responsive instruction actually is? The CRIOP framework is the answer. Compelling, clear, and accessible, this book will guide you and your staff through the process of making your instruction more culturally responsive."

Matt Shuman, Instructional Coach, Boston Public Schools

“I look forward to using A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practices: Implementing the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) In K-8 Classrooms as a key text for my teacher preparation courses as it provides a well-researched and comprehensive culturally responsive teaching framework. The chapter on assessment is especially helpful as it offers rare insight and guidance with regard to equitable assessment practices.”

Dr. Lisa Eddy, Associate Professor Emeritus, Georgetown College

“This book will help all educators understand CRIOP and the importance it plays in classrooms! Complex texts, diversity, and relationships are vital to helping our students truly grow as people. Using this in my classroom has changed my teaching forever because I see the results daily, as well as in the data.”

Eric Miracle, teacher, Lexington, KY