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Equitable Instruction, Empowered Students

A Teacher’s Guide to Inclusive and Culturally Competent Classrooms

By: Carissa R. McCray

Author Carissa R. McCray offers instructional practices for teachers and educators that encourage students to tear down the injustices surrounding them by providing the tools to combat biases inherent in education.

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Create a classroom culture that encourages equity and justice

Learn practical strategies for ensuring each of your students feels valued, welcomed, and empowered. Author Carissa R. McCray provides the tools to combat biases inherent in education with pedagogy that encourages students to dismantle the injustices surrounding them. Tackling every angle of the classroom, from instructional practices and curriculum to classroom culture and communication, the book provides opportunities for reflection and inspires readers to ignite change.

This book will build pedagogical and communication skills to:

  • Understand the injustices inherent in education
  • Design a curriculum that fosters equity and justice
  • Create a classroom environment where any student can feel safe and heard
  • Enact both a mission and a vision in pedagogical practices
  • Enable effective communication with both students and families
  • Provide diverse assessments that address every type of learner

Related Topics

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Additional Information

Product Code: BKG036, EKF598

ISBN: 9781952812811

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 208

Equitable Instruction, Empowered Students offers a timely introduction for educators engaging in justice-based teaching and striving for equity in the classroom.”

Letitia Carter, principal, Edmonton Public School Division, Edmonton, Canada

“Carissa R. McCray pairs classroom experiences with research-based practices to empower learners through culturally relevant instruction. She focuses on building relationships, respecting intersectional identities, and creating opportunities based on students’ assets. This text explores complex issues with clear, practical suggestions to support growth and reflection.”

Megan Burton, PhD, associate professor of elementary education, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

“This book is an easy-to-read guide for teachers to embrace transformative education. It’s exactly what we need at this moment! It rejuvenated the educator in me and reminded me why I became a teacher. I want to share this with all my fellow teachers.”

Jennifer Evans, principal, Burnham School, Cicero, Illinois

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