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Welcome to the October 2021 edition of Learning and Leading.

If you’re a new subscriber, each month we gather valuable professional learning resources under a common theme to share with Canadian educators. In every issue you can expect regular features like new and best-selling professional books, powerful free videos, emerging research and thought leadership, upcoming events and webinars, professional learning opportunities, and free chapters and reproducibles.

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This month’s newsletter is focused on equity and inclusion in education. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, school administrator, or district leader, you’ll find valuable professional development resources to support learning for all students in Canadian schools.

—Solution Tree Education Canada
New and Best-selling Books
Rebooting Assessment
Evident Equity
By Lauryn Mascareñaz
Integrate equitable practices into every facet of your school or district with the help of this timely, essential guide.
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The School Wellness Wheel
The School Wellness Wheel
By Mike Ruyle, Libby Child, and Nancy Dome
Discover how your school can evolve to address trauma, promote well-being, and elevate learning with this comprehensive resource.
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Beyond Conversations About Race
Beyond Conversations About Race
By Washington Collado, Sharroky Hollie, Rosa Isiah, Yvette Jackson, Anthony Muhammad, Douglas Reeves, and Kenneth C. Williams
Written by a collective of brilliant authors, this essential work provokes respectful dialogue about race that catalyzes school-changing action.
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The Wraparound Guide
The Wraparound Guide
By Leigh Colburn and Linda Beggs
With this timely guide, discover actionable steps for launching and sustaining wraparound services embedded within your school that support the whole child.
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Reclaiming Youth at Risk, Third Edition
Reclaiming Youth at Risk, Third Edition
By Larry K. Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern
Empower your alienated students to cultivate a deep sense of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
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Finding Your Blind Spots
Finding Your Blind Spots
By Hedreich Nichols
Identify biases that adversely affect your practice, and learn how to move beyond them to ensure an equitable, inclusive campus culture.
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On-site and Online
Professional Development
Professional Learning for Equity in Schools will equip your learning community with the behaviors, structures, and tools it needs to move toward real change and advance educational equity for the benefit of all students. Learn more »
Expert Spotlight
Sharroky Hollie
Sharroky Hollie, EdD, is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. Since 2000, Dr. Hollie has trained more than 150,000 educators and worked in nearly 2,000 classrooms.

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Upcoming Events
Virtual Workshop
Response to Intervention at Work™ Virtual Workshop
A Live 2-Day Event with Mike Mattos & Heather Friziellie
Virtual Event | November 9 & November 16
As an active virtual participant of this virtual workshop, you will learn why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, compliance-oriented, test-score-driven approaches fail, and then discover how to create an RTI model that works.
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Beyond Conversations About Race Portable Event Package
Beyond Conversations About Race Portable Event Package
Use this powerful on-demand event as a springboard for teachers, administrators, and community members to enter into respectful dialogue that creates a call to action and a plan to do better.
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Free Resources
Free Chapter
Free chapter
Read a free chapter from The Wraparound Guide to gain comprehensive knowledge about three essential concepts underpinning any effort to offer full-spectrum services.
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Free Reproducible
Free reproducible
Access a figure from The Wraparound Guide depicting six recommended categories of school- and community-based wraparound services.
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The Solution Tree Blog
Inclusion Strategies and Interventions: Then, Now, and Later
By Toby J. Karten
During the first two weeks of March, I attended a Broadway show, presented at educational conferences, offered on-site inclusion coaching, received a massage, and whispered…
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Toby J. Karten
Videos to watch and share
In this edWebinar, Allen Mendler—author of Motivating Students Who Don’t Care—looks at how addressing students’ unfulfilled needs will reawaken their excitement and enthusiasm for learning.
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In this brief Q&A, expert Anthony Muhammad shares strategies to build confidence in a student body that has been historically cast as low-performing.
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Additional Reading & Listening
Featured Article
Engaging with Cultural Diversity
By Rola Koubeissy and Geneviève Audet
Article: Engaging with Cultural Diversity
What would it take to support all students and be a part of their academic and social success? How can we advocate for our students? Isn’t education a tool for social justice? Around the world…
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Featured Resources
Article: Simple Ways to Solicit Peer Feedback
Teaching for Diversity, part of a research project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), shares a valuable list of resources on teaching for diversity in classrooms.
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Lori Veres
For more information on Solution Tree Education Canada
resources and PD, please contact Lori Veres at [email protected].
Are you an avid reader of professional books for K–12 educators? We are looking for reviewers to provide feedback on new books in development. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
Solution Tree Education Canada
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