Education

5 Pillars Facilitator Guide to Developing the Young, Black, Gifted Mind

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Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success

Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning: Building Expressways to Success

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Andratesha Fritzgerald presents Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a new light: As an effective framework to teach Black and Brown students. Drawing vivid portraits of her classroom instruction in urban over the past two decades, Fritzgerald shows teachers how to open new roads of communication, engagement, and skill-building for their students. The result? Helping students become expert, lifelong learners who feel honored and loved.

Calm Down Already!: A Practic Guide to Using Meditation and Reiki During Early Childhood Education (Calm Down Already!)

Calm Down Already!: A Practical Guide to Using Meditation and Reiki During Early Childhood Education

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This is an interactive book that introduces to early childhood, elementary teachers, home care providers, and parents, the tools needed to successfully promote a harmonic environment using unconventional techniques such as: positive affirmations, meditation, Reiki, soothing sounds, and various relaxation techniques which could be incorporated into both the classrooms and households.
CENTERING STUDENT VOICE: A GUI

CENTERING STUDENT VOICE: A GUI

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Centering Student Voice is a guide that helps pre-service teachers, educators, and school administrators impact and inspire the young people in their charge by impacting the three "Ds" distraction, disengagement, and discipline. Voice uses emotional intelligence tactics to break through and interrupt emotional, experiential, cultural and identification misconceptions in the classroom community.


Voice references young people as "scholars" as opposed to "students" because young people may be the learners of academia and educational knowledge, but they are the experts of their own experiences.


In Voice, when the scholar and their educational disrupter focus on learning challenges collaboratively, they comprehend the experiences that are causing negative impacts on their scholars' success. The unintended consequences of those experiences can then be challenged and overcome.


Centering Student Voice recognizes the power of the educator. Presenting a program of concepts and strategies, Glover redirects the educator from limiting preconceptions to a broader thought process, cultural awareness, and empathy. This new approach will aid in developing and sustaining equitable and inclusive classrooms in which learning shifts from a belabored and unsuccessful process to a standard of excellence through culturally responsive practices.


Voice is not just a book of academic theory. It is a tactical roadmap with exercises and critical connection points that can move an educator beyond philosophical agreement to integrating positive "disruptive" practices into their real-world classrooms.


Centering Student Voice: A Guide for Cultivating Emotionally Intelligent Educators and Culturally Responsive Classrooms assists in cultivating educational facilitators with goals to ensure scholars are heard, understood, educated, and empowered to live with authenticity and become self-advocates. When this is accomplished, they can continue through life as confident, active lifelong learners.

Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity

Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity

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Can a group of well-intentioned people fulfill the promise of racial integration in America?

In this searing and intimate examination of the ideals and realities of racial integration, award-winning Washington Post journalist Laura Meckler tells the story of a decades-long pursuit in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and uncovers the roadblocks that have threatened progress time and again--in housing, in education, and in the promise of shared community.

In the late 1950s, Shaker Heights began groundbreaking work that would make it a national model for housing integration. And beginning in the seventies, it was known as a crown jewel in the national move to racially integrate schools. The school district built a reputation for academic excellence and diversity, serving as a model for how white and Black Americans can thrive together. Meckler--herself a product of Shaker Heights--takes a deeper look into the place that shaped her, investigating its complicated history and its ongoing challenges in order to untangle myth from truth. She confronts an enduring, and troubling, question--if Shaker Heights has worked so hard at racial equity, why does a racial academic achievement gap persist?

In telling the stories of the Shakerites who have built and lived in this community, Meckler asks: What will it take to fulfill the promise of racial integration in America? What compromises are people of all races willing to make? What does success look like, and has Shaker achieved it? The result is a complex and masterfully reported portrait of a place that, while never perfect, has achieved more than most and a road map for communities that seek to do the same.

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Dreaming Big and Small

Dreaming Big and Small

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Jump into this true collaboration between a sproinky artist and two wry and whimsical poets who weave their work together in this quirky but relatable poetry collection for kids or anyone who has ever been a kid. Poems ask essential questions: Will my ears grow long like grandpa's? Where does the sky begin? And can dogs get low self esteem? Middle grade and up. Co-written by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger.

Family Engagement in Black Students' Academic Success: Achievement and Resistance in an American Suburban School

Family Engagement in Black Students' Academic Success: Achievement and Resistance in an American Suburban School

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This timely volume presents powerful stories told by Black families and students who have successfully negotiated a racially fraught, affluent, and diverse suburban school district in America, to illustrate how they have strategically contested sanctioned racist practices and forged a path for students to achieve a high-quality education.

Drawing on rich qualitative data collected through interviews and interactions with parents and kin, students, community activists, and educators, Family Engagement in Black Students' Academic Success chronicles how pride in Black American family history and values, students' personal capabilities, and their often collective, proactive challenges to systemic and personal racism shape students' academic engagement. Familial and collective cultural wealth of the Black community emerges as a central driver in students' successful achievement. Finally, the text puts forward key recommendations to demonstrate how incorporating the knowledge and voices of Black families in school decision making, remaining critically conscious of race and racial history in everyday actions and longer term policy, and pursuing collective strategies for social justice in education, will help eliminate current opportunity gaps, and will counteract the master narrative of underachievement ever-present in America.

This volume will be of interest to students, scholars, and academics with an interest in matters of social justice, equity, and equality of opportunity in education for Black Americans. In addition, the text offers key insights for school authorities in building effective working relationships with Black American families to support the high achievement of Black students in K-12 education.

From Striving to Thriving Writers : Strategies That Jump-start Writing

From Striving to Thriving Writers : Strategies That Jump-start Writing

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Renowned literacy expert Stephanie Harvey teams up with authors and writing consultants Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger to introduce short writing scaffolds to support student writing and help strivers approach writing with energy and action.

Based on Harvey's bestselling From Striving to Thriving approach, the 27 writing strategies presented in From Striving to Thriving Writers are designed to improve and integrate writing across the curriculum.

With lessons targeting reading, writing, and speaking standards, this innovative writing tool encourages students to practice voluminous writing and build a culture of conversation throughout the writing process, which is especially beneficial for emerging bilingual students.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

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The classic, New York Times-bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America.

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues?

Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about communicating across racial and ethnic divides and pursuing antiracism. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand dynamics of race and racial inequality in America.