Review, rethink, and redesign racial support systems NOW
As schools engage in courageous conversations about how racialization and racial positioning influences thinking, behaviors, and expectations, many educators still lack the resources to start this challenging and personally transformative work. Race Resilience offers guidance to educators who are ready to rethink, review, and redesign their support systems and foster the building blocks of resiliency for staff.
Readers will learn how to:
- Model ethical, professional, and social-emotional sensitivity
- Develop, advocate, and enact on a collective culture
- Maintain a continuously evaluative process for self and school wellness
- Engage meaningfully with students and their families
- Improve academic and behavioral outcomes
Race resilient educators work continuously to grow their awareness of how their racial identity impacts their practice. When educators feel they are cared for, have trusting relationships, and are autonomous, they are in a better position to teach and model resilience to their students.
Along with their home and natural environments, a child’s community is now recognized as a potential contributor to adverse childhood experiences. The results can be devastating for development. Substandard schools, intolerance, discrimination, and racism can lead to chronic health issues, minimum employment, and long-term poverty. Authors and educators Victoria Romero and Justin Hendrickson take us through an explanation.
Read the foreword and introduction from Race Resilience and see how this inspirational book is a powerful tool for educators who want to make a difference in the lives of students, in particular, students of color.