Buffalo Prep Pedagogy
Buffalo Prep’s academic programming aligns with the organization’s strategic plan, utilizing researched-based best practices that include a culturally relevant-sustaining teaching and learning model that celebrates every student’s inherent gifts and experiences. This model nurtures innovative teaching methods, motivating teachers to affirm students’ cultural, racial, and ethnic literacies, evaluating their own cultural positions and knowledge to determine how they can best impact student achievement. Culturally relevant and sustaining curricula seek to encourage and incorporate a breadth of heritages, languages, practices, and literacies in the classroom so that students see themselves in the material and are empowered.
This asset-based pedagogy intentionally bridges the knowledge students bring with them into the classroom with the professional expertise teachers have acquired to structure learning opportunities that afford students the chance to demonstrate their (emerging) expertise while displaying a developing knowledge of content.