HERITAGE UNIVERSITY SUMMER INSTITUTE – SEATTLE

* Wow!  I learned so much. I learned how to be a culturally-responsive teacher.

* My eyes were opened to prejudice and stereotypes. This class gave me time to reflect on my own.

* I loved the activities, the discussions, the examples, the visuals, peers working together, everything. It really appealed to all my senses and increased my learning.

* It helped me to reinforce my desire to make a difference as a teacher.

* I learned to check my own biases and be aware of messages I send in the classroom. I also learned a lot about myself as a cultural being.

* I learned so much in this class! I learned, truly learned, how to infuse culturally responsive teaching in my own class and to expect high achievement from my students.

* I became more aware of how my teaching can be affected by my prejudices, which are sometimes hidden from my own perceptions.

* Great investigation, discussion and reflections. New skills that I can bring into the classroom to work with my students.

* The wealth of strategies we are gaining…it was a powerful reinforcement of working toward social justice.

* This topic is critical to humanity’s future.