MTDS Terms and Phrases
Culturally Responsive Relationships
Culturally responsive relationships are deep connections built on trust and recognition of each person’s unique cultural, academic, linguistic, and social identities. Culturally responsive relationships in the classroom will have a high level of rapport between the teacher and students as individual stories and personal experiences are shared in a respectful, caring environment. To support culturally responsive relationships, teachers can provide shared agreements, routines, and structures to promote a learning community where student input and voice are included to create a sense of belonging and ownership within the community.