Criop book coverCulturally responsive teaching is not something we can codify; rather, it’s an ongoing process of learning and adapting.

The Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) is both an observation tool and a framework for instruction. It was developed from a comprehensive review of the literature and is an empowerment model for teachers and students. CRIOP emphasizes academic language development and multi-linguistic flexibility, while also seeks to sustain students’ cultural and linguistic identities. It is a comprehensive framework for classrooms, that involves the following six elements:

  1. Classroom Relationships
  2. Family Collaboration
  3. Assessment
  4. Instruction
  5. Discourse
  6. Critical Consciousness

How can we assist teachers in becoming culturally responsive educators? 

Click here to watch this free webinar on the Introduction to CRIOP, or purchase your copy of “A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practiceshere.

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