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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

Equitable Culture: Expectations
Equitable culture: Expectations

In Chapter 1, you learned about Apollo Middle School's principal Ray Chavez, who holds an attitude of high expectations for his staff, his students, and himself. Determined to succeed, he led his staff and students to improved academic achievement by changing the culture of the school from one where students did not want to identify as Apollo Middle School students to one where they are proud to say they are. Principal Chavez ushered in a culture of high expectations, and he did it by changing teacher and student attitudes and belief systems. Not an easy thing to do, but with a vision of high expectations—and lots of hard work—Principal Chavez and Apollo's educators made it happen.

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