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Onalaska's Culturally Responsive Journey

Presented by: Onalaska School District Administrators and Staff (Approximately 5 minutes) In order to better serve all students at their schools, the School District of Onalaska has embraced Culturally Responsive Practices. This approach to teaching helps teachers learn about themselves, about their students’ cultures, and helps them build bridges between a student’s home culture and school culture. By learning how cultural beliefs and practices impact student lives, staff in Onalaska are gaining an understanding about where students are coming from, and are adapting their practices to ensure students who have a different culture are given the chance to succeed.