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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, ...

Equity & Social Justice
Equity & social justice
Step Seven: Culturally Considerate Practice

Culturally considerate practice (education without bias) requires manifestation of what has been learned. Cultural consideration is useless without demonstrative action. Students, families, colleagues, administration, and community must be able to identify educator capabilities as professionals who are open to all students and strive to teach without bias. To truly be competent, one must acknowledge there is always more to learn. Bonnie writes, “Knowing what I don't know I don't know continues to expand rather than diminish my life” (Davis, 2006).

In order for school to be a safe and nurturing place for both students and teachers, establishing parameters of a safe and unbiased learning environment can make all the difference. Not only does it set ...

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