Culturally responsive teaching

Explore strategies to manage divergent cultural views and practices within a framework of respect.

The resources on this page are designed to help you understand your own values and teach students with divergent views and experiences.

  • What do I do as a teacher when I encounter students’ values that are different to mine?
  • How do I work with beliefs that are out of sync with what is in the curriculum?
  • What is the role of a teacher in working with these challenges?

Working with cultural differences requires sensitivity

We recommend you review our slide presentation to prepare for this topic. The slides are designed to help you to:

  • understand how your own culture influences what and how you teach
  • identify elements of curriculum that may raise values-based issues
  • identify the possible tensions that young people of non-mainstream cultures may face in delivery of RRE curriculum
  • view research about healthy masculinities
  • identify teaching strategies that create a safe and respectful classroom.
View presentation