What does the term “culturally responsive” mean to you? How does it apply in early childhood education?
In this free four-part professional development video series Dr. Nefertiti Poyner, an Early Childhood Specialist and Trainer from the Devereaux Center for Resilient Children, discusses what it means to be a culturally responsive educator and provides guidance on how to reflect and improve upon interactions with our youngest students.
- Part 1: Shares a definition of the term “culturally responsive,” and focuses on our existing teaching practices—even the simplest ones
- Part 2: Discusses how educators can instill culturally responsive practices into their own way of teaching
- Part 3: Talks about the importance of educators and care providers learning from children and their families
- Part 4: Nefertiti shares a personal story, which shows that being culturally responsive cannot be done without families
About the Host
Dr. Poyner is a National Trainer and Early Childhood Specialist for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. She started her career as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia. Currently, Nefertiti delivers presentations throughout the US, develops training curriculum, mentors trainers and provides coaching to early learning professionals. She is the author of Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure, which was awarded the Teacher’s Choice Award in 2011.