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Using Local Culture to Improve the Student Experience

Embedding the context of local culture into classrooms results in a more successful, memorable experience for students. It’s likely that your community has a rich culture and history, much like Lac du Flambeau in Northern Wisconsin. Today, we revisit an interview with Lac du Flambeau School District Superintendent Dr. Larry Ouimette. During this conversation, we discuss how the local Native American Ojibwe Tribe is an integral piece of Lac du Flambeau’s history and the ties between its school system and local cultural values.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • How can local culture fit into our schools?
  • Why is it important to understand the history of the local community?
  • What do people need right now from school leaders?

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