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Toward a Social Culturally Relevant Pedagogy - Tolentino Teach

Brian Tolentino, M.Ed., is an 11th Grade English Teacher in L.A. He seems to be interested in translanguaging and culturally relevant learning according to his Twitter profile description.

He asserts this is an introductory explanation of social culturally relevant pedagogy. His discussion is based on Lev Vygotsky's studies (1979) and Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings (1989).

Tolentino says, "Sociocultural learning theory postulates that you not only have to build on a student’s prior knowledge to teach students but that you have to leverage their "funds of knowledge" or the home culture of students."


If you are interested in more information about the topic, head over to his Tolentino Teach YouTube Channel and learn about the three propositions Gloria Ladson Billings believes are the foundation to becoming a culturally relevant teacher: academic achievement, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness.

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