Carl, K. (2020, February 13). A Cultural Lens Leads to More Effective Teaching. ASCD: Culturally Responsive Schools, 15(11). Retreived March, 9 2020,

Teachers in training often receive limited introduction to the importance of multicultural education. Many don’t learn how to design culturally responsive curricula and instructional strategies. Such was my experience, and as I began my teaching career in a small rural school district in Southeast Alaska, I quickly learned how the layers of a local culture are critical components for effective education.

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