culturally responsive teaching

USD School of Education

During his time as dean of the University of South Dakota's School of Education, Donald Easton-Brooks formed a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District to launch the Teacher Pathway Program, which seeks to recruit a diverse pool of future teachers from its own student body. Easton-Brooks is a scholar of education policy and culturally responsive teaching. His book Ethnic Matching: Success of Students of Color was released earlier this year. 

The University of South Dakota School of Education is hosting a professional development workshop this week on the topic of Culturally Responsive Teaching. Renowned scholar Dr. Geneva Gay will begin with a keynote speech this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in Vermillion. Today, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks, Dean of the School of Education, joins Dakota Midday for a conversation about what culturally responsive teaching looks like in the classroom. From notions of privilege, to eliminating micro-aggressions, Brooks explores overcoming cultural bias to embrace success for all students.