Culturally Relevant Teaching (CRT) is a mind-set that underlies and guides everyday classroom practices.
Its focus is on validating the cultural learning tools that diverse learners bring to the classroom and leveraging them to effect positive learning outcomes for all students.
"Looking at ELLs through the lens of assets and not deficits guides what we do in the classroom and the choices we make about how to do it. Instruction that is culturally responsive and sustaining explicitly challenges the deficit perspective. Students are viewed as possessing valuable linguistic, cultural, and literacy tools that ultimately provides the best learning environment for our students and ourselves!" -- Larry Ferlazzo & Katy Hull Sypnieski (2018). The ELL Teacher'Toolbox, Jossey-Bass Publishing.
Learning Blog for secondary students The Learning Network: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/author/larry-ferlazzo/