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2022 ◽  
pp. 77-94
Danielle E. Hartsfield

Enacting a class-sensitive pedagogy means disrupting negative discourses about social class and affirming the lives and experiences of children and families from poverty and the working class. One step that educators can take toward embracing a class-sensitive pedagogy is the inclusion of books with poor and working-class perspectives in the curriculum. This chapter describes a framework that educators can use to analyze and evaluate depictions of poor and working-class characters in books for children. This framework can support educators with selecting books that are respectful of and affirming to children from low-income families. In addition, the chapter offers book recommendations and approaches for integrating children's literature in elementary and middle grades classrooms.

2022 ◽  
Vol 53 (1) ◽  
pp. 10-40

Responsiveness to students’ mathematical thinking is a characteristic of classroom discourse that reflects the extent to which students’ mathematical ideas are present, attended to, and taken up as the basis for instruction. Using the Mathematically Responsive Interaction (MRI) Framework and data from 11 middle-grades classrooms, we illustrate varied enactments of responsiveness and describe fluctuations in and relationships among different components of responsiveness. We found positive associations between different components of responsiveness, but they were not entirely predictive of one another. Individual classrooms appeared more or less responsive depending on which component was foregrounded. Our findings offer a more comprehensive characterization of responsiveness that documents the intertwined nature of teacher moves and student contributions during all whole-class instruction.

RMLE Online ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 45 (1) ◽  
pp. 1-22
Life LeGeros ◽  
Penny Bishop ◽  
Steven Netcoh ◽  
John Downes

2021 ◽  
pp. 94-109
Mary Roe

RMLE Online ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 44 (10) ◽  
pp. 1-10
Lori Ann Joiner ◽  
Antonio P. Gutierrez de Blume ◽  
Teri Denlea Melton ◽  
Juliann Sergi McBrayer

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