Harvard Family Research Project has an informative and in-depth blog about preparing teachers to work with culturally diverse students and their families. The most recent entry discusses the need to build on the knowledge learners bring to the classroom. Author Sherick Hughes discusses teachers’ need to understand the histories and lived experiences of families of their students in order to utilize what he calls diversity capital,  or “teaching skills that breed high educational performance by bridging the gaps that separate school and home.” Read his full post here.