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Help a culture of equity grow and thrive in your school! This second book in the groundbreaking Equity 101 series takes on culture: the cultures we come from as individuals and the culture we foster in our schools. With students and educators from so many different backgrounds, how do we create a school culture of equity in which everyone succeeds? Discover the actions teachers and administrators take to do just that. Using real-life success stories as models, you'll start • Recognizing inadvertent cultural biases and increasing educators' cultural competency • Overcoming institutionalized factors that limit achievement • Implementing equitable practices that ensure individualized support for all students Featuring chapter-specific implementation exercises that take you from ideas to action, plus a dedicated online community with videos and discussion groups, this book is the next step on your path to true equity in your school! “Creating, nurturing, and sustaining an educational culture where individual differences are affirmed, and instruction is continuously tailored based on these differences, is essential to enhancing student achievement. This book is your practical how-to guide.” —David Freitas, Professor Indiana University South Bend

The Equity Framework
The equity framework

“Your voice is a part of this school no matter what you speak,” exclaims Sandy Nobles, principal of J. Erik Jonsson Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. Sandy walks her talk and puts into practice what she preaches. The work in her building is no cliché: She and her staff work hard to maintain and grow an equitable school culture where every voice is heard and valued and where everyone is excited to be a part of the culture. Sandy describes this as energy: “[It] feels so right when it works, and [school's] a great place to spend a day. You're with people that like the work they're doing. You're with children excited about coming to school and learning.” Building ...

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