"Reflecting a wealth of research and years of direct experience, this book helps coaches open their minds and hearts to be continuous learners and to value—not just tolerate—human diversity."
—Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
"This is important work. It deepens professional conversations to include often neglected issues of cultural diversity, and is a morally compelling guidebook for competent right action in educating all children."
—Carolyn McKanders, Educational Consultant, Family and Child Therapist
"A fresh approach, with strategies for using standards to improve the diverse learning environment for all students. Coaches will gain deeper understandings of their own assumptions as they guide others in interpreting personal unquestioned assumptions."
—Richard A. Gregory, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, California State University, Northridge
Get the solution to the equity equation: cultural insight plus coaching!
Multicultural classrooms require a multifaceted approach to creating inclusive, learning-rich environments that empower all students. To meet this growing need, Culturally Proficient Coaching provides educators with a simple, yet comprehensive, new framework: a powerful fusion of the field-tested and respected Cognitive CoachingSM and Cultural Proficiency models. Through a unique approach, the best-selling authors add a new dimension to the concept of Cultural Proficiency, which is based on valuing, respecting, and honoring diverse backgrounds and ethnicities while looking deeply at one's own beliefs.
This straightforward guide integrates the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the Five States of Mind of Cognitive CoachingSM to arm educators with the tools necessary to close the achievement gap. It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to—and leveraging—cultural diversity to optimize student learning.
To boost educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features:
- Action-planning worksheets
- Reflective questions
- Coaching maps and conversation vignettes
- Real-life examples through a composite case story
Teachers, coaches, counselors, staff developers, and administrators will gain inspiration and indispensable insights to break down cultural barriers through enlightened coaching.