Planning to instruct and assess students in an equitable manner can be difficult. Students come with a variety of previous knowledge and face many challenges outside the classroom that can impact their experience in the classroom without a culturally responsive environment. In my research project I outline the steps I took to define my philosophy of teaching, set personal goals, create research questions, complete a literature review, analyze the data collected from my teaching experience and reflect on my findings. This process was a partial step in the requirements for my Master of Arts in Teaching Degree, but also essential to my progression of the InTASC standard that focuses on improving the learning environment to be an effective teacher.

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Action Research

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Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

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Joshua Schulze

Committee Member

Susan Shaw

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Hillary Fouts


Learning Environment Culturally Relevant Pedagogy



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