Distinguished leader, author, and scholar Dr. Lisa Delpit, a former MacArthur Genius fellow and a current distinguished professor at Southern University College of Education, is supporting Relay’s efforts to promote culturally-responsive teaching. Dr. Delpit, author of the acclaimed books Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom and "Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children, has worked to achieve racial and class equity in the education of urban students and students of color, especially black students.
Dr. Delpit is currently serving Relay as an advisor to Relay Baton Rouge. Delpit is contributing content on culturally-responsive teaching that will be used across Relay. As a result, more than 2,000 current and aspiring teachers will have the opportunity to access Dr. Delpit’s insights and translate the material to their own classrooms this year alone. Looking ahead, Relay is eager to work with Dr. Delpit and Southern University to disseminate these strategies for culturally-responsive teaching to further enable educators to positively impact their PK-12 students.
Check out the video below to learn the four values of culturally-responsive teaching, according to Dr. Delpit.