Creating Environments of Success and Resilience: Culturally Responsive Classroom Management and More


Creating safe and productive environments with a diverse student population requires more than the strategies recommended in the original classroom management literature. Drawing from the literature on culturally responsive classroom management, psychologically supportive classroom environments, and resilience, the authors describe the practices used by three effective novice teachers in urban elementary classrooms during the first two hours of the first day of school. The novice teachers focused on developing relationships and establishing expectations through the use of “insistence” and a culturally responsive communication style. The study provides clear pictures of how the teachers establish a caring, task-focused community. As such, it demonstrates how teachers created environments of success and resilience for students who historically have floundered in school.

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American Educational Research Association

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Conference Proceeding

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