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Are you seeing your students clearly?

This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist shows that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse student populations are the ones who can “see students clearly and respond to their needs without hesitation or bias.” Framed around an original, eight-stage model of diversity development, this book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect upon which schools without bias can be constructed. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that

Gives voice and consideration to all students; Shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members; Advocates respect and reverence of individuality; Adapts innovative policies—despite resistance—that best serve the total school community

In addition to vignettes, anecdotes, and case examples, ...

Practical Applications of the Model
Practical applications of the model

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools: Educating Without Bias brings together Bonnie's insight as a classroom teacher and my intuitive practice as an expressive arts psychotherapist. We understand that in order for a school to achieve the goals outlined in the description of a culturally considerate school (see page 9), there must be a balance of practical “how-tos” backed by “why they work” for both classroom and professional development. The model we present ideally is applied and implemented at all levels. These levels include (1) Individual Educators, (2) Classrooms, (3) Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), (4) Administration, (5) Allied Professionals (school social workers, counselors, psychologists, nurses, etc.), and (6) Total School Communities.

Individual educators will have an opportunity to explore ...

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