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August 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“‘Excellence Through Equity’: an Interview With Pedro Noguera & Alan Blankstein”

‘Excellence Through Equity’: an Interview With Pedro Noguera & Alan Blankstein is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

Pedro Noguera and Alan M. Blankstein agreed to answer a few questions about their book, Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student.

Here are some excerpts:

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December 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work

 

I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists.  It’s also pretty unwieldy for readers/users.

Many of the resources on that list are there using Storify, a tool that will be going off-line soon.  So, I’m using that change as an opportunity to cull and re-organized those links over the next few months into a series of “New & Revised” Best lists.

This is the third one (New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color was the first and New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism was the second. You might also be interested in The Best Resources About “Culturally Responsive Teaching” & “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy” – Please Share More!).

Obviously, race influences our work in many ways, including in segregation (see The Best Resources For Learning About School Desegregation (& Segregation) – Help Me Find More).

This list is more specifically designed to provide resources to help us reflect on how race and racism can affect our day-to-day actions in the classroom:

We Should Be Obsessed With Racial Equity is a post I wrote that includes many links related to teacher implicit bias.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers) appeared in The Huffington Post.

‘White Educators Must Sharpen Their Humility’ Before They Discuss Race is the headline of the final part of a three-part series in my Ed Week Teacher column.

Teachers undo personal biases to help students of color engage is from Colorado Public Radio.

Teachers, T-Shirts & The Messages That They Send

Teachers more likely to label black students as troublemakers, Stanford research shows is from Stanford.

Students’ Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says is from Ed Week.

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue is from The New York Times.

Read This: “Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers” is by Renee Moore.

On Racism and White Privilege is from Teaching Tolerance.

You definitely want to read Zaretta Hammond’s blog.

Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity is from Edutopia.

Just How Racist Are Schoolteachers? is from Mother Jones.

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools is from Everyday Feminism.

‘Racial Mismatch’ Changes Teacher Expectations for Students, Study Finds is from Ed Week.

‘Racial Mismatch’ May Affect Which Students Are in Class is from Ed Week.

Morning Video: Controversial Atlanta Teacher-Student Dance Video is from Alexander Russo, who then links to a very interesting post by Christopher Emdin.

Questioning Payne is a good piece from Teaching Tolerance. I’m adding it to The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne.

Principals Share Advice on Addressing Racial Bias in Schools is from Education Week.

Teacher perceptions and race is from The Brookings Institution.

Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Many White Teachers Have Low Expectations Of Black Students

Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Schools With Police Officers But No Guidance Counselors

7 findings that illustrate racial disparities in education is from The Brown Center.

Want To Address Teachers’ Unconscious Biases? First, Talk About Race is from State Impact Indiana.

The insidiousness of unconscious bias in schools is from Brookings.

Teachers’ Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,’ Study Finds is from Ed Week.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 2 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3 is by Nicholas Kristof at The New York Times.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 4 is by Nicholas Kristof.

Racial Bias, Even When We Have Good Intentions is from The New York Times.

Color-Blindness Is Counterproductive is from The Atlantic.

We [White] Teachers Should Look At This Research When We Feel We Don’t Show Bias In The Classroom

My Grandmother Who Escaped Nazis Told Me to Always Speak Up. So, I’m Calling Out Racist Teachers. appeared in Education Post.

Everyday Equity in the Classroom: A Start is by Josh Parker and appears in Ed Week.

Disproportionality in student discipline: Connecting policy to research is from Brookings.

I Have Zero Tolerance for Advocates of Zero Tolerance Discipline is by Justin Cohen.

The myth about smart black kids and “acting white” that won’t die is from Vox.

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery’s ‘Hard History’ is from NPR and it has an accompanying interactive quiz.

Impressive New Video Series On “Courageous Conversations About Race in Education”

Some Tips for a White Teacher Trying to Stop Being Racist is by Tom Rademacher.

How Inclusive Is Your Literacy Classroom Really? is by Tricia Ebarvia.

Racial Microaggressions Perpetuate Inequity: An Infographic is from The University of North Carolina.

BRYAN STEVENSON ON WHAT WELL-MEANING WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RACE is from The Pacific Standard.

When Is it Time for a Hard Conversation? is by Elena Aguilar.

Government Report Finds Racial Disparities In School Discipline

The ‘Belief Gap’ Prevents Teachers From Seeing the True Potential of Students of Color is by Lee-Ann Stephens.

Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse books is from Penn GSE.

Everyone Keeps Talking About Implicit Racial Bias But What Is It? is by Tom Rademacher.

Statistic Of The Day: Teacher Decisions & Implicit Bias

December 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New & Revised: The Best Resources For Understanding Why We Need More Teachers Of Color

 

I have a huge A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More list, which also includes many “sub” Best lists.  It’s also pretty unwieldy for readers/users.

Many of the resources on that list are there using Storify, a tool that will be going off-line soon.  So, I’m using that change as an opportunity to cull and re-organized those links over the next few months into a series of “New & Revised” Best lists.

This is the first one:

Here’s my Education Week Teacher column on the importance of recruiting and retaining teachers of color.

Check out this second series at my Education Week Teacher column: ‘It is Long Past Time to Meet the Needs of Students of Color’

As Nation’s Students Become More Diverse, Teaching Corps Hasn’t Kept Pace is from Ed Week.

Quote Of The Day: “Why Are Teachers Of Color Missing In Teacher Of The Year Selection?”

Why students need more Black and Latino teachers is by José Luis Vilson.

Student: My school district hires too many white teachers is from The Washington Post.

Pulitzer-prize winning author Junot Díaz on the power of culture.

NEA Report: Lack of Teacher Diversity Jeopardizes Student Achievement is from NEA Today.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers) appeared in The Huffington Post.

How Boston Public Schools Can Recruit and Retain Black Male Teachers is from The Shanker Blog.

America’s Unspoken Education Issue: Black Kids Need Black Teachers is by Melinda Anderson.

How college ed programs try, fail to recruit teachers of color is from The Hechinger Report.

Why teachers must reflect student diversity is from The Seattle Globalist.

Regarding teachers of color: Boston Public Schools system is set to lead once again is from The Hechinger Report.

We Need Teachers of Color is from Education Week.

Montgomery County launches teacher diversity initiative in schools is from The Washington Post.

Where have all the black and brown teachers gone? is from The Hechinger Report.

Our Teacher Diversity Problem Is Not Just About Recruitment. It’s About Retention. is from Slate.

The Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color

America’s Leaky Pipeline for Teachers of Color is from The Center For American Progress.

Quote Of The Day: The Need For More Teachers Of Color

America’s Kids Are Getting More Diverse, but Its Teachers Aren’t is from Take Part.

The Benefits of Minority Teachers in the Classroom is from Real Clear Education (thanks to Andre Perry for the tip).

Differentiating PD for Male Teachers of Color is by Travis Bristol.

The Classroom Racial Gap Hits an All-Time High is from Governing (thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip).

Recruiting More Minority Teachers Could Do Wonders For Minority Students, Study Says is from The Huffington Post.

Why Our Classrooms Benefit From Minority Teachers is from Ed Week.

Second Statistic Of The Day: “Where Are The Teachers Of Color?”

Why we should diversify the overwhelmingly white U.S. teaching force — and how appeared in The Washington Post.

Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them is by Travis Bristol.

Tough Tests for Teachers, With Question of Bias is from The New York Times.

What Happened After New Orleans Fired All of Its Teachers—and Why It Still Matters to Diversity in the Classroom is from Slate.

Do American Indian Students Perform Better When They Have American Indian Teachers? is from Slate.

Increasing The Diversity Of America’s Teachers is the last in a series “guest-hosted” by Travis Bristol and Terrenda White at my Ed Week column.

Report: Minority Teachers Are Quitting at Rapid Rates is from NBC News.

The number of black teachers has dropped in nine U.S. cities is from The Washington Post.

More Minority Students, Fewer Teachers of Color is from The Atlantic.

Male teachers of color take a lesson from each other is by Travis Bristol.

The Role of Teacher Diversity in Reducing Implicit Bias is from The Shanker Blog.

Keeping Black Men In Front Of The Class is an NPR interview with Travis Bristol.

Black Male Teachers a Dwindling Demographic is from Education Week.

What It’s Like To Teach While Black appeared in The Huffington Post. (thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip)

There’s One Cause in Education That Everyone Supports: America’s Teachers Need to Be More Diverse is from Slate.

Where are the male African-American teachers?

Why Is Education Leadership So White? is from Education Week.

Why so many people are worried about teacher diversity, in two charts is from The Washington Post.

The invisible tax on teachers of color is from The Washington Post.

‘Added Value’ Why Increasing the Number of Latino and Black Public School Teachers Matters is from The Latin Post.

The troubling shortage of Latino and black teachers — and what to do about it is from The Washington Post.

Slate’s “Tomorrow’s Test” Series Is An Impressive Project On Race & Schools

What did my father mean to his black male students? Everything. is from The Washington Post.

Where Are All the Principals of Color? is also from The Atlantic.

America Needs More Black Men Leading Its Classrooms is from Slate.

How to Get More Men of Color Teaching in the Classroom is from The Atlantic.

Increasing Teacher Diversity Could Be a Game-Changer for Students’ Academic Attitudes is from Real Clear Education.

A Teacher Satisfaction Gap? New Study Shows Teachers of Color Less Happy in Their Schools is from The 74.

The Crucial Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline is by Marian Wright Edelman.

As Nation’s Students Become More Diverse, Teaching Corps Hasn’t Kept Pace is from Ed Week.

REPORT: The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce is from The U.S. Department of Education.

Where Are All the Teachers of Color? is from Harvard Education.

Why Black Men Quit Teaching is by Christopher Emdin.

Black Teachers Matter is from Mother Jones.

The many ways teacher diversity may benefit students is from Brookings.

Report: Teacher Diversity Gap Will Not Close Without Significant Interventions is from Ed Week.

The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better is from The Washington Post.

The Burden On Black Teachers: ‘I Don’t Belong At Your Table’ is from NPR.

Another Study Highlights Importance Of Teacher Diversity

The Benefits Of Having A Black Teacher is from City Lab.

Efforts to ‘raise the bar’ for becoming a teacher are running headlong into efforts to diversify the profession. Now what? is by Matt Barnum.

Why are there so few black male teachers? is from American Public Media.

Minority Teacher Recruitment, Employment, and Retention: 1987 to 2013 is from The Learning Policy Institute.

4 ways to measure diversity among public school teachers is from Brookings.

The Key to Keeping Minority Teachers When the Rest of the Staff Is White is from Ed Week.

Can states lean on diverse teacher recruitment to stem teacher shortages? is from Brookings.

A Root Cause of the Teacher-Diversity Problem is by Melinda Anderson.

New study highlights the struggles and strengths of Latino teachers is from Ray Salazar.

States to Prioritize Hiring Teachers of Color is from U.S. News.

Teaching-in-color: It is all about equity is by James E. Ford.

With Just One Black Teacher, Black Students More Likely to Graduate is from John Hopkins.

TEACHING’S DIVERSITY PROBLEM is from Bostonia.

Diversifying the Teaching Profession: How to Recruit and Retain Teachers of Color is from The Learning Policy Institute.

Confronting Inequity / The Black Male Teacher Gap is by H. Richard Milner.

December 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week Is The Five-Year Anniversary Of The Sandy Hook Massacre – Here Are Related Resources

This week is the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre (see the Associated Press story from today: Sandy Hook’s legacy: More security in elementary schools).

You might be interested in:

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting, which I published the week of the shooting.

The Best Resources On The Sandy Hook Tragedy, which I published on the one-year anniversary.

Today Is The Second Anniversary of The Newtown Massacre — Here Are Related Resources

Sandy Hook Murders Happened Three Years Ago Today

Today Is The Fourth Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Massacre – Here Are Related Resources

This New Video From “Sandy Hook Promise” Is Useful On Many Levels

Video: Daughter Of Slain Sandy Hook Principal Speaks At Democratic Convention

September 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “Teach Us All” Looks Like A Film Worth Watching

Teach Us All is premiering on Netflix on September 25th.

Here’s how ARRAY, the group distributing it (which was founded by Ava DuVernay) describe the documentary:

Marking the directorial debut from Sonia Lowman, the timely documentary TEACH US ALL examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating to a re-segregation of schools across the nation. On September 25, ARRAY will debut TEACH US ALL on Netflix accompanied by a national tour to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s momentous school integration.

Thanks to Pedro Noguera, who is interviewed in the film, for the tip.

August 12, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues

Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2016 – So Far):

The Education Commission of the States has put out what may be the most accessible, and short, guide to The Every Student Succeeds Act. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding The Every Student Succeeds Act.

What Matters Now: A New Compact for Teaching and Learning is a new report put out by a lot of people I respect, including Linda Darling-Hammond. It has lots of great ideas about teaching, schools and communities – many which have been put forward by others in different venues. It would be nice if this report gained more traction than its predecessors.

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting is from The Atlantic.

Gates Foundation to ‘stay the course’ as it seeks to help shape state education policies is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.

Teachers union has triple the public support of Emanuel is from The Chicago Tribune.

South Carolina Law on Disrupting School Faces Legal Challenge is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On South Carolina Officer’s Violent Arrest Of Student.

Why I don’t Care that Test Scores Went Up is from Pedagogy of the Reformed (via Pedro Noguera).

Here’s How We Keep Kids in School and Stop Chronic Absenteeism is from Education Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Student Absenteeism.

May 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists:

The odds are you won’t know when to quit is by Tim Harford. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit.”

This Is The Research-Backed Way To Increase Grit is from Barking Up The Wrong Tree. I’m adding it to the same list.

Grit, Overemphasized – Agency, Overlooked is by Pedro Noguera. I’m also adding it to the same list.

Zero-Tolerance for Bullying Doesn’t Work, Experts Say is from NBC News. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More.

Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to the same list.

Crackdowns on Bullies Can Backfire, National Academies Report Finds is from Ed Week. It goes on the same list.

Students with influence over peers reduce school bullying by 30 percent is from Phys.Org

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence is from Eureka Alert. I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures.

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