Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice
As one of the founders of multicultural education, Gay describes the multidimensional nature of culturally responsive teaching. She explains methods that teachers can use in their classrooms to enhance student achievement and validate students. Her work is based on the value of social justice in schools.
Gay, G. (2018). Culturally responsive teaching (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Teachers College Press
Mathematics for Whom: Reframing and Humanizing Mathematics
With a focus on the elementary classroom, this paper analyzes the purported neutrality of mathematics textbook word problems and considers ways to use mathematics to analyze social inequities in the world.
Yeh, C., & Otis, b. M. 92019). Mathematics for Whom: Reframing and Humanizing Mathematics. Occasional Paper Series, 2019 (41).
CCTE Reader on Social Justice
The CCTE Reader on Social Justice is an e-book that contains 18 articles about social justice and teacher education, selected from Teacher Education Quarterly & Issues in Teacher Education. Topics include breaking the cycle of racism in the classroom, examining the practice of critical reflection for developing pre-service teachers’ multicultural competencies, inclusion and students with autism, supporting the development of new social justice educators, the urban university and teacher… Read more
Flores, J., Cardinal, D., Nelson, T. & Soohoo, S. (Eds.) (2017). The CCTE Reader on Social Justice. Published for California Council on Teacher Education, San Francisco: Caddo Gap Press.
Making Caring Common Project
This website, hosted by Harvard's Graduate School of Education, features resources for educators connected to creating more caring schools and classrooms focused on the idea of the common good. Resources include articles, strategies, discussion guides and more. In addition to resources for educators, the website also features resources for families.
WestEd's Teaching Pyramid provides a systematic framework that promotes social and emotional development, provides support for children's appropriate behavior, prevents challenging behavior, and addresses problematic behavior. The Teaching Pyramid has many resources and practical strategies for teachers of early childhood education and early elementary focused on social emotional learning and development. It is based on evidence-based practice originally developed by the Center on the… Read more
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center out of Vanderbilt University for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs. CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. Though the focus is early childhood, these resources will be useful for early elementary teachers as well. The website's resources page contains many… Read more
Home Visit Assignment for Multiple Subject Candidates
This assignment is for Multiple Subject candidates, and is required after the candidates have received Parent/Teacher Home Visit Training … Read more
Implementing Effective Instruction for ELLs
This book provides step-by-step guidance for district-wide committees, school leadership teams, and teacher teams committed to ensuring that the ELLs in their classes, schools, and districts are successful and can reach high core-content and English language development standards. It takes a comprehensive, systemic, and strategic approach to educating all students, particularly ELLs. The 12 Key Practices Framework is divided into four parts:
1. Shared practices at the district, school… Read more
Wagner, S. & King, T. (2012). Implementing Effective Instruction for English Language Learners: 12 Key Practices for Administrators, Teachers, and Leadership Teams. Philadelphia: Caslon, Incorporated.
Human Diversity in Education
Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach prepares teachers and other human-service providers to teach and interact more effectively with the diverse pool of students they are certain to encounter, and help them to create an accepting and welcoming learning environment for all. It uses a research-based approach with cross-cultural and intercultural emphasis. The ninth edition provides a broad treatment of the various forms of diversity common in today's schools, including… Read more
Cushner, K., McClelland, A., Safford, P. (2019). Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach. Hightstown: McGraw-Hill.
AB 1369, Frazier. Special Education: Dyslexia
Legislation that requires the State Board of Education to 1) include “phonological processing” in that description of basic psychological processes, and 2) develop and disseminate program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services, as defined, to pupils with dyslexia, ...for use no later than the beginning of the… Read more