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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: Relationships
Equitable culture: Relationships

“I think everybody here thrives on relationship,” says Cary Walker, a teacher at J. Erik Jonsson Elementary School. Truly, equitable school culture only works with effective relationships among staff, students, parents, and the community. Relationships are the grease that allow everything else—expectations, rigor, and relevancy—to work. Equity in education cannot be achieved alone, as it requires the collective effort of every stakeholder over the course of the child's education. Without effective relationships, the trust necessary to achieve equity does not exist. With strong collaborative relationships in the school environment, a culture of excellence and achievement develops, thus impacting every student.

Relationships support all components of an effective school culture. In successful schools, collaboration focuses on teachers, students, and administrators learning ...

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