Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is a research-based approach that strives to make meaningful connections among what students learn in school and their cultures, languages, and life experiences. In this episode Brent and Ixchell explore culturally responsive teaching with Dr. Mary Patton who is faculty at El Centro Community College in Dallas, TX, and is the curent president of TexTESOL V. How does this approach affect the choices we make when selecting materials for our ESOL students? How can an instructor get started with CTR? What resources are out there alrady? Join us for a deep conversation about student connection to classroom material and how CRT supports ESOL pedagogy that is inclusive and diverse.
Dr. Mary Patton
Dr. MaryLynn Patton is currently the President of TexTESOL V.
She holds an Ed.D. in TESOL from Alliant International University in San Diego, an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She is a member of the ESOL faculty at El Centro in downtown Dallas. She has also taught online courses in linguistics and TESOL methodology for students who are getting a teaching licenses or a Master’s in Education for many years. Dr. Patton’s work specializes in curriculum development, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, teacher training, professional development, and most recently diversity and inclusion. She strives to stay abreast of recent research and technology use, as well as presenting her findings at local, state, and international conferences. Additionally, she is an active TESOL member and site reviewer for accreditation.
Find Dr. Patton on Twitter at @DrMPattonES0L
Dr. Patton’s Resources
- Ixchell – ActiVote app
- Brent – Zelda – Breath of the Wild
- Dr. Mary Patton- First Little Reader Books