November 16, 2020
Program aims to retain aspiring American Indian teachers
Author: FRANK VAISVILAS
KESHENA, Wis. (AP) — In her 17 years of teaching teachers at the College of Menominee Nation, Kelli Chelberg observed how difficult it is to retain aspiring educators of American Indian descent.
“Really, we need our Native teachers to teach our Native children,” she said.
Educators, nationally, are recognizing the importance of culturally responsive teaching, which includes the students’ cultural preferences in all aspects of learning and their cultural knowledge and experiences to help make lea