Bring the gold standard in equity-centered professional development to your school.
Gary R. Howard has secured his reputation as a powerful and effective voice in systemic equity reform. His writings and seminars confronting the most difficult issues of race and privilege in modern education have transformed teacher mindsets and improved outcomes for diverse students in America and abroad.
This guide is the cornerstone of a new set of professional development materials developed by Howard to address today’s educational inequities. Eschewing the punitive tone that often characterizes this dialogue in favor of a focus on the healing process, it includes:
- Activities for educators to examine both their overt and hidden attitudes toward race, class, gender, sexual identity, and other dimensions of difference
- Prompts for interacting with a companion set of insightful videos hosted by Howard
- Techniques for peer observation that foster self-sustaining growth for every teacher
- Seven Principles For Culturally Responsive Teaching that can be applied in any school
- Over 9 hours of video footage of Gary Howard introducing and facilitating the program
As demographics continue to shift and educational inequities stubbornly persist, Howard's approach is critically needed in every school. By applying the tools and lessons of this guide, your school will become an example for others to follow.
"Gary Howard has once again brought clarity and humanity to the work of improving schools for students of all backgrounds, not just for the most privileged. Although the majority of school reform efforts are devised by those outside schools who know little about public education—policymakers, politicians, business people, and philanthropists—those who suffer the consequences of current toxic reforms are principals, teachers, and students. This book, focusing instead on inclusion, equity, and excellence, is a principled guide for creating a more hopeful and socially just vision, one school at a time."
—Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Hats off to Gary Howard. He has written and organized, in one much-needed volume, thoughtful tested activities for successful professional development centered on equity."
—Carl A. Grant, Professor of Education
University of Wisconsin Madison