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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, ...

Step Six: Skill Building

Skill building actualizes culturally considerate education by implementing strategies found within texts or workshops. By providing concrete steps teachers can and must take to infuse their pedagogy with equity, this chapter urges readers to (a) challenge the status quo of their school culture, (b) become an identified advocate of cultural consideration, and (c) lead the discussion of multiculturalism and diversity whether one on one or in faculty meetings. Bonnie includes relationship strategies, content-specific instructional strategies, and research-based instructional strategies in a format palatable to classroom teachers and building administrators. We understand a bridge must be constructed from research to knowledge to practical classroom application in order for change to occur. An educator may think he “knows and understands equity” but ...

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