Create inclusive educational environments that benefit ALL learners! As schools become more diverse with students of differing abilities and needs, this self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students. Using the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency as a roadmap, this book presents: • Students’ learning differences as just that – differences rather than deficits • Strategies that show you how to break though the common barriers to culturally proficient and inclusive schooling • Assessments that gauge your awareness and show you how to best serve every student’s needs

Institutionalizing Cultural Change

Institutionalizing Cultural Change

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

William Pollard (as cited at

Getting Centered

Have you ever engaged in a school community where you immediately felt your role was already defined by the unspoken culture? In what ways did you feel valued and appreciated for the assets you brought to this school community? What environmental policies, practices, and human connections contributed to those feelings? In what ways are you personally invested in the vision, mission, practices, and policies of the school and/or district? Compare and contrast two school cultures: one where you felt welcomed and valued and another where the culture was all business ...

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