Inclusive Excellence

"Even though some of us might wish to conceptualize our classrooms as culturally neutral or might choose to ignore the cultural dimensions, students cannot check their sociocultural identities at the door, nor can they instantly transcend their current level of development…it is important that the pedagogical strategies we employ in the classroom reflect an understanding of social identity development so that we can anticipate the tensions that might occur in the classroom and be proactive about them."

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M. & Lovett, M.C. (2010). 
How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching