As more biracial and multiracial students enter the classroom, educators have begun to critically examine the concept of race. Through compelling narratives, best-selling author Bonnie M. Davis gives voice to a frequently mislabeled and misunderstood segment of the population. Filled with research-based instructional strategies and reflective questions, this book supports readers in examining:The meaning of race, difference, and ethnicity How mixed-identity students develop racial identities How to adjust instruction to demonstrate cultural proficiency Complex questions on bi- and multiracial experiences, white privilege, and the history of race in the U.S.
This second book in the groundbreaking Equity 101 series takes on the cultures we come from and the culture we foster in our schools. When diversity is the norm, how do we create an equitable culture where everyone succeeds? Your path starts with increasing educators’ cultural competency, overcoming institutionalized factors that limit achievement, and implementing equitable practices that ensure individualized support for all students. Resources include:Real-life success stories to use as models Chapter-specific implementation exercises that take you from ideas to action A dedicated online community for professional support
This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators:Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning
This unique collaboration between a veteran educator and a psychotherapist asserts that the educators who are most effective in teaching diverse populations are those 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. 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