Book List 2020

Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter

Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter 2nd Edition

Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter W. Wise, C. Littlefield https://www.amazon.com/Ask-Powerful-Questions-Create-Conversations/dp/1545322996/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?keywords=allen+facilitators+book+of+questions&qid=1581458974&s=books&sr=1-2-fkmr2 $19.97
What might happen if “small talk” was replaced with conversations that matter? In their Bestselling book, Will Wise and Chad Littlefield explain how the questions we traditionally ask are often meaningless when it comes to establishing a connection. Introducing a set of practice tools for understanding others by changing the way we ask questions, Will and Chad show how to transform “How are you?—I’m fine, thanks” into conversations that change not only how you lead but who you are as a person. Educators, business professionals, personal coaches, and anyone in a position of leadership will relate to the personal successes and failures Will shares. He unpacks the art of asking questions that lay the foundation for trust, psychological safety, productivity, and impact. Chad complements Will’s personal stories and examples with fascinating facts and nuances in neuroscience that are behind the art of asking. Together, the art of asking and the science behind it join to create a simple and powerful framework for leaders to build a culture of connection. In his book, Will and Chad break it down into six simple steps for all of us to be able to understand. The Asking Powerful Questions Pyramid™ shows you how to build:
  • Intention
  • Rapport
  • Openness
  • Listening
  • Empathy
Powerful questions can be used everywhere: from the board room to the city park, the dinner table to the grocery store. If you want to connect with employees at a team building retreat, hone your leadership skills as a new boss, improve the company culture where you work...this book is for you. If you want to navigate difficult conversations with your spouse or a friend, or practice presence-based listening with your kids...this book is for you. If you want to become a better educator and facilitate an ice breaker conversation with colleagues...this book is for you. Ask Powerful Questions invites the reader on a journey that explores: the clarity of intent, connecting through rapport, creating openness, reflective listening, and empathy. How can we explore the space between ourselves and others, and exchange meaningful perspectives? Just ask—powerfully.

 

Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst Robert Sapolsky https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143110918/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_10?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $9.99
From the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior, both good and bad, and an answer to the question: Why do we do the things we do?

Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.
 
And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. A behavior occurs--whether an example of humans at our best, worst, or somewhere in between. What went on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happened? Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system? By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened.

Sapolsky keeps going: How was that behavior influenced by structural changes in the nervous system over the preceding months, by that person's adolescence, childhood, fetal life, and then back to his or her genetic makeup? Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than one individual. How did culture shape that individual's group, what ecological factors millennia old formed that culture? And on and on, back to evolutionary factors millions of years old. 

The result is one of the most dazzling tours d'horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

Beyond SurvivalStrategies and Stories from the Transformative

Beyond SurvivalStrategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement

 

Beyond SurvivalStrategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement E. Dixon, L. L. Piepzna-Samarasinha https://www.akpress.org/beyond-survival.html $13.50

 

Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement

Ejeris Dixon (Editor); Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Editor)

Afraid to call 911, but not sure what to do instead? Here are strategies for accountability beyond the criminal justice system.

Transformative justice seeks to solve the problem of violence at the grassroots level, without relying on punishment, incarceration, or policing. Community-based approaches to preventing crime and repairing its damage have existed for centuries. However, in the putative atmosphere of contemporary criminal justice systems, they are often marginalized and operate under the radar. Beyond Survival puts these strategies front and center as real alternatives to today’s failed models of confinement and “correction.”

In this collection, a diverse group of authors focuses on concrete and practical forms of redress and accountability, assessing existing practices and marking paths forward. They use a variety of forms—from toolkits to personal essays—to delve deeply into the “how to” of transformative justice, providing alternatives to calling the police, ways to support people having mental health crises, stories of community-based murder investigations, and much more. At the same time, they document the history of this radical movement, creating space for long-time organizers to reflect on victories, struggles, mistakes, and transformations.

Featuring writing, tools and interviews by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kai Cheng Thom, Amita Swadhin, Audrey Huntley, Amanda Aguilar Shank, Janae E Bonsu of BYP100, Philly Stands Up (Esteban Kelly, Jenna Peters-Golden, Qui Dorian, Bench Ansfield and Beth Blum), Creative Interventions, Trans Lifeline, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, Oakland Power Projects, SOS Collective/Audre Lorde Project, Icarus Project/ Fireweed Collective, Raquel Lavina, Chris Lymbertos, RJ Maccani, Nathan Shara, Staci Haines, Georgia Latino Alliance For Human Rights, MIJENTE, Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester, Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Elisabeth Marie Long, adrienne maree brown, Adrian Cole, Yalini Dream, Shira Hassan, Mariame Kaba and Mimi Kim.

 

 

 

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People M. Banaji, A. G. Greenwald https://www.amazon.com/Blindspot-Hidden-Biases-Good-People/dp/0345528433/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=blind+spot&qid=1581458916&s=books&sr=1-1 $10.49
These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

“Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.

In Blindspot, the authors reveal hidden biases based on their experience with the Implicit Association Test, a method that has revolutionized the way scientists learn about the human mind and that gives us a glimpse into what lies within the metaphoric blindspot.

The title’s “good people” are those of us who strive to align our behavior with our intentions. The aim of Blindspot is to explain the science in plain enough language to help well-intentioned people achieve that alignment. By gaining awareness, we can adapt beliefs and behavior and “outsmart the machine” in our heads so we can be fairer to those around us. Venturing into this book is an invitation to understand our own minds.

Brilliant, authoritative, and utterly accessible, Blindspot is a book that will challenge and change readers for years to come.

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

Case Studies in Diversity and Social Justice Education P. Gorski, S. Pothini https://www.amazon.com/Studies-Diversity-Social-Justice-Education/dp/081537500X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Case+Studies+in+Diversity+and+Social+Justice+Education&qid=1593987093&sr=8-2 $32.49

 

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use.

The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

 

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity	Tim Wise	https://www.amazon.com/Colorblind-Post-Racial-Politics-Retreat-Racial/dp/0872865088/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=tim+wise&qid=1581457560&s=books&sr=1-5	$10.89

 

Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity Tim Wise https://www.amazon.com/Colorblind-Post-Racial-Politics-Retreat-Racial/dp/0872865088/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=tim+wise&qid=1581457560&s=books&sr=1-5 $10.89

 

Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself.

Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means for overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity.

Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality.

 

 

 

 

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education

 

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education Bree Picower https://www.amazon.com/Confronting-Racism-Teacher-Education-Counternarratives/dp/1138653853/ref=asc_df_1138653853/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312425492373&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14518587061123883481&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002000&hvtargid=aud-829758849484:pla-494882772371&psc=1 $34.56

 

Confronting Racism in Teacher Education aims to transform systematic and persistent racism through in-depth analyses of racial justice struggles and strategies in teacher education. By bringing together counternarratives of critical teacher educators, the editors of this volume present key insights from both individual and collective experiences of advancing racial justice. Written for teacher educators, higher education administrators, policy makers, and others concerned with issues of race, the book is comprised of four parts that each represent a distinct perspective on the struggle for racial justice: contributors reflect on their experiences working as educators of Color to transform the culture of predominately White institutions, navigating the challenges of whiteness within teacher education, building transformational bridges within classrooms, and training current and inservice teachers through concrete models of racial justice. By bringing together these often individualized experiences, Confronting Racism in Teacher Education reveals larger patterns that emerge of institutional racism in teacher education, and the strategies that can inspire resistance.

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Working towards Decolonization

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Working towards Decolonization, Indigeneity and Interculturalism

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Working towards Decolonization, Indigeneity and Interculturalism F. Pirbhai-Illich, S. Pete, F. Martin https://www.amazon.com/Culturally-Responsive-Pedagogy-Decolonization-Interculturalism/dp/3319834924/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=zaretta+hammond&qid=1576263335&s=books&sr=1-9 $38.98
This book convincingly argues that effective culturally responsive pedagogies require teachers to firstly undertake a critical deconstruction of Self in relation to and with the Other; and secondly, to take into account how power affects the socio-political, cultural and historical contexts in which the education relation takes place. The contributing authors are from a range of diaspora, indigenous, and white mainstream communities, and are united in their desire to challenge the hegemony of Eurocentric education and to create new educational spaces that are more socially and environmentally just. In this venture, the ideal education process is seen to be inherently critical and intercultural, where mainstream and marginalized, colonized and colonizer, indigenous and settler communities work together to decolonize selves, teacher-student relationships, pedagogies, the curriculum and the education system itself. This book will be of great interest and relevance to policy-makers and researchers in the field of education; teacher educators; and pre- and in-service teachers.

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

White America: Letter to a New Minority

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority Tim Wise https://www.amazon.com/Dear-White-America-Letter-Minority/dp/0872865215/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=tim+wise&qid=1581457560&s=books&sr=1-4 $13.49

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects the nation's diverse cultural reality, a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the population, and with a black president in the White House, whites are growing anxious.

This anxiety has helped to create the Tea Party movement, with its call to "take our country back." By means of a racialized nostalgia for a mythological past, the Right is enlisting fearful whites into its campaign for reactionary social and economic policies.

In urgent response, Tim Wise has penned his most pointed and provocative work to date. Employing the form of direct personal address, he points a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an agenda will only do harm to the nation's people, including most whites. In no uncertain terms, he argues that the hope for survival of American democracy lies in the embrace of our multicultural past, present and future.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race Hollins https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475814984/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

$38.00

 

Facilitating conversations about race often involves tension, as both the facilitators and participants bring emotional experiences and their deeply held values and beliefs into the room.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race guides facilitators through a process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort in leading conversations about racism, privilege and power.

This book walks you through the important steps to create a foundation where participants feel brave enough to take risks and share their stories and perspectives. It guides you through strategies for engaging participants in courageous conversations with one another in ways that don’t shame and blame people into understanding. This book is a useful tool for individuals, organizations and college professors who are interested in learning techniques for guiding their audience through dialogue whereby they become open to listening to one another for understanding rather than holding on to old beliefs and maintaining a posture of defense.

Readers will learn how the dynamics of race show up in cross cultural spaces, including the unique challenges faced by facilitators of color and white facilitators. In addition, we explore how to identify and counter white privilege in the dialogue between participants.

Both novice and experienced facilitators will learn helpful strategies for leading conversation that result in people recognizing their role as change agents in ending oppression.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education Christopher Emdin https://www.amazon.com/White-Folks-Teach-Hood-Rest/dp/0807028029/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= $9.99
Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning.

Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike—both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education.

 

Fumbling Towards Repair

Fumbling Towards Repair : A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators

Fumbling Towards Repair : A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators M. Kaba, S. Hassan https://www.abebooks.com/Fumbling-Repair-Workbook-Community-Accountability-Facilitators/30489411229/bd?cm_mmc=ggl-_-US_Shopp_Trade-_-new-_-naa&gclid=CjwKCAiAnfjyBRBxEiwA-EECLHj-rxbgy7StsPJ9OMM6VLRPYwnqcRczHpakDd7G_zkQnJ8Fvxy1RRoC4zMQAvD_BwE $25.60

Fumbling Towards Repair is a workbook by Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan that includes reflection questions, skill assessments, facilitation tips, helpful definitions, activities, and hard-learned lessons intended to support people who have taken on the coordination and facilitation of formal community accountability processes to address interpersonal harm & violence.

 

Good White People

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism

Good White People: The Problem with Middle-Class White Anti-Racism Shannon Sullivan https://www.amazon.com/Good-White-People-Middle-Class-Anti-Racism/dp/1438451687 $27.21

Analysis of modern (post-modern) middle-class liberal thought processes. As Shannon Sullivan points out, these four major categories of distancing oneself from toxic portions of American history are unconscious. 

 

Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms

Hacking School Culture

Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms A. Stockman, E. Feig Gray https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948212048/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $17.99

If you could teach all kids empathy, tolerance, and compassion, wouldn't teaching all things be easier? Bullying prevention and character building programs are deepening our awareness of how today's kids struggle and how we might help, but many agree: They aren't enough to create school cultures where students and staff flourish. This inspired Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray to begin seeking out systems and educators who were getting things right.

Hacking School Discipline

Hacking School Culture 2

Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice N. Maynard, B. Weinstein https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1948212137/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $18.83

Eliminate old-school punishments and create a community of responsible, productive learners

Are you or your teachers frustrated with carrots and sticks, detention rooms, and suspension--antiquated school discipline practices that simply do not work with the students entering our classrooms today? Our kids have complex needs, and we must empower and embrace them with restorative practices that not only change behaviors but transform students into productive citizens, accountable for their own actions.
Replace traditional school discipline with a proven  system, founded on restorative justice 
In a book that should become your new blueprint for school discipline, teachers, presenters, and school leaders Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein demonstrate how to eliminate punishment and build a culture of responsible students and independent learners. In Hack Learning Series Book 22, you learn to:
  • Reduce repeated negative behaviors
  • Build student self-regulation and empathy
  • Enhance communication and collaboration
  • Identify the true cause of negative behaviors
  • Use restorative circles to reflect on behaviors and discuss impactful change

Before you suspend another student ...
read Hacking School Discipline, and build a school environment that promotes responsible learners, who never need to be punished. Then watch learning soar, teachers smile, and your entire community rejoice.

 

How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist

How to be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/143-4355103-2924542?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0525509283&pd_rd_r=f26aadfd-b9e6-44b3-8b71-e1068f389c8e&pd_rd_w=L2UhZ&pd_rd_wg=zqaET&pf_rd_p=fd08095f-55ff-4a15-9b49-4a1a719225a9&pf_rd_r=8VAZ8XTMH8K5K0XCZSN1&psc=1&refRID=8VAZ8XTMH8K5K0XCZSN1 $14.79
Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society.

 

Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface

Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change

Leadership on the Line, With a New Preface: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Change R. Heifetz, M. Linsky https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1633692833/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_8?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $23.39

 

 

The dangerous work of leading change--somebody has to do it. Will you put yourself on the line?

To lead is to live dangerously. It's romantic and exciting to think of leadership as all inspiration, decisive action, and rich rewards, but leading requires taking risks that can jeopardize your career and your personal life. It requires putting yourself on the line, disrupting the status quo, and surfacing hidden conflict. And when people resist and push back, there's a strong temptation to play it safe. Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn't have to be that way say renowned leadership experts Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it's possible to make a difference without getting "taken out" or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership. Whether you're a parent or a politician, a CEO or a community activist, this practical book shows how you can exercise leadership and survive and thrive to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

 

Life, Leadership, and Legacy

Life, Leadership, and Legacy

Life, Leadership, and Legacy: 101 Tips for Emerging Justice Leaders Resmaa Menakem https://www.amazon.com/Life-Leadership-Legacy-Emerging-Justice/dp/099842482X/ref=sr_1_3?qid=1573146940&refinements=p_27%3AResmaa+Menakem&s=books&sr=1-3&text=Resmaa+Menakem $14.95

It happens that once in a decade or so, a powerfully written, hard-hitting book is presented that reveals knowledge and expertise on an evolving topic of national and international concern. Life, Leadership, and Legacy: 101 Tips for Emerging Justice Leaders by Resmaa Menakem is that book. It is an expertly written book of tips as to how prospective and existing Justice Leaders can advance in life while pursuing their goals and dreams; then move into high leadership positioning, while moving their desired legacy forward. Life, Leadership, and Legacy: 101 Tips for Emerging Justice Leaders is a book for emerging Justice Leaders who become stuck or disengaged while performing their services in the communities they serve. Resmaa presents 101 tips on how to efficiently move into fulfilling positioning for the emerging Justice Leader as well as promote the skill sets that aids individuals in understanding the dynamics of those they serve, thereby creating a sense of fairness and justice for all in a win-win situation.

Living the Legacy of African American Education

Living the Legacy of African American Education

Living the Legacy of African American Education (Critical Black Pedagogy in Education) Sheryl Croft https://www.amazon.com/African-American-Education-Critical-Pedagogy/dp/1475808208/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=vanessa+siddle+walker&qid=1572981321&sr=8-2-fkmr0 $20.00

 

Modeled after a little known historical model and based on the research of Vanessa Siddle Walker, Living the Legacy of African American Education: A Model for University and School, describes a sustainable and authentic partnership between a university and its K-12 partners. Designed for school, district leaders, and college instructors this practical guide provides a narrative of how a group of graduate students, a professor and seven school partners planned, executed, and engaged K-12 partners in three major professional development opportunities. This book chronicles a partnership that engaged K-12 leaders in an authentic and mutually beneficial partnership. Designed to be instructive, this book can be used to plan partnerships as well as a serve as a check list to design, maintain, and refine similar partnerships. This book also provides valuable lessons learned at the end of each chapter that can be used as others form K–12 partnerships.

Open to Outcome 2 Edition

Open to Outcome 2 Edition

Open to Outcome: A Practical Guide for Facilitating & Teaching Experiential Reflection M. Jacobson, M. Rudy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939019168/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $14.95

 

With the first edition of Open to Outcome, tens of thousands of educators and learners experienced and benefited from The 5 Questions model for facilitating reflective discussions. This second edition builds on the solid foundation of the first, offering ingeniously simple changes to the 4th and 5th questions, the addition of a new chapter on specific outcomes, and other updates to make this proven processing method even more powerful and effective. Twenty years of reflection and refining make this tool better than ever!

Open to Outcome 2 Edition presents the learning cycle model built around five questions designed to take experience in a group setting and connect and apply experiential learning to real life. The 5 Question Model easily applies to groups of varying ages and skill levels and can be used to encourage leadership and mentoring roles among peers.

The authors use their field-tested technique to generate group discussion that increases individual member participation, learning, and internal reflection. They round out the book with essential how-tos as well as some innovative and creative ideas to spice up the process. A wonderful book for teachers, group facilitators, coaches, and others who work in an experiential or educational setting, Open to Outcome 2 Edition presents tools to heighten the learning experience.

Primer in Radical Criminology

Primer in Radical Criminology

Primer in Radical Criminology: Critical Perspectives on Crime, Power and Identity Michael Lynch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/188179864X/ref=ox_sfl_cart_mbc_s3?smid=&psc=1 $7.11

 

Radical criminology's distinctive, non-mainstream perspectives on environmental crime and justice issues, and on state crime and terrorism, are fully explored in completely new chapters of the "Primer in Radical Criminology" (4th edition). Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, this college-level textbook has been much praised for insightfully framing the problem of crime within the contexts of social class, race, gender, culture and history.

The wide-ranging new chapter on "The Environment, Crime and Justice" addresses such topics as: environmental pollution as a crime; environmental justice research; global warming and the end of oil; and the potential of a "green" criminology. The provocative new chapter on "State Crime and Terrorism" offers analyses of: political crime versus state crime; the absence of state crime in orthodox criminology; war as state crime; state and anti-state terrorism; and genocide, among other topics.

In its eleven other extensively updated chapters, the "Primer" presents radical/critical perspectives on: criminological theory; the causes of crime; conceptions of state and law; policing; courts; punishment and corrections; and many other subjects.

 

 

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Monique Morris https://www.amazon.com/Pushout-Criminalization-Black-Girls-Schools/dp/1620973421/ref=sr_1_1?crid=266OGYKH37RAF&keywords=pushout+the+criminalization+of+black+girls+in+school&qid=1581458749&sprefix=pushout+crimin%2Caps%2C175&sr=8-1 $13.99

 

 

n a work that Lisa Delpit calls “imperative reading,” Monique W. Morris (Black StatsToo Beautiful for Words) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Called “compelling” and “thought-provoking” by Kirkus ReviewsPushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.

Called a book “for everyone who cares about children” by the Washington Post, Morris’s illumination of these critical issues is “timely and important” (Booklist) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of Elle and Jet right alongside those of EdWeek and the Leonard Lopate ShowPushout is a book that “will stay with you long after you turn the final page” (Bookish).

 

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Rethinking Multicultural Education

Rethinking Multicultural Education

Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice Wayne Au https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0942961536/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_70?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $14.52
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine. Moving beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays, and foods and festivals, Rethinking Multicultural Education demonstrates a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp, Rethinking Multicultural Education reclaims multicultural education as part of a larger struggle for justice and against racism, colonization, and cultural oppression in schools and society.

Schooling for Critical Consciousness

Schooling for Critical Consciousness

Schooling for Critical ConsciousnessEngaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice Scott Seider and Daren Graves https://www.hepg.org/hep-home/books/schooling-for-critical-consciousness $32.00

 

Schooling for Critical Consciousness addresses how schools can help Black and Latinx youth resist the negative effects of racial injustice and challenge its root causes. Scott Seider and Daren Graves draw on a four-year longitudinal study examining how five different mission-driven urban high schools foster critical consciousness among their students. The book presents vivid portraits of the schools as they implement various programs and practices, and traces the impact of these approaches on the students themselves. More

The authors make a unique contribution to the existing scholarship on critical consciousness and culturally responsive teaching by comparing the roles of different schooling models in fostering various dimensions of critical consciousness and identifying specific programming and practices that contributed to this work. Through their research with more than 300 hundred students of color, Seider and Graves aim to help educators strengthen their capacity to support young people in learning to analyze, navigate, and challenge racial injustice.

Schooling for Critical Consciousness provides school leaders and educators with specific programming and practices they can incorporate into their own school contexts to support the critical consciousness development of the youth they serve.

 

 

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo https://www.amazon.com/You-Want-Talk-About-Race/dp/1580058825/ref=pd_sbs_14_5/143-4355103-2924542?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1580058825&pd_rd_r=88477217-4a2d-413a-99f7-4fdbc0301504&pd_rd_w=fvOv9&pd_rd_wg=ndgUc&pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&pf_rd_r=9F0PVDPQ672AYT34PWJQ&psc=1&refRID=9F0PVDPQ672AYT34PWJQ $13.59

 

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

 

Speaking Treason Fluently

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male

Speaking Treason FluentlySpeaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male Tim Wise https://www.amazon.com/Speaking-Treason-Fluently-Anti-Racist-Reflections/dp/1593762070/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=tim+wise&qid=1581457560&s=books&sr=1-6 $12.78

 

In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it. The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise’s writing and cover all the hottest racial topics of the past decade: affirmative action, Hurricane Katrina, racial tension in the wake of the Duke lacrosse scandal, white school shootings, racial profiling, phony racial unity in the wake of 9/11, and the political rise of Barack Obama. Wise’s commentaries make forceful yet accessible arguments that serve to counter both white denial and complacency—two of the main obstacles to creating a more racially equitable and just society. Speaking Treason Fluently is a superbly crafted collection of Wise’s best work, which reveals the ongoing salience of race in America today and demonstrates that racial privilege is not only a real and persistent problem, but one that ultimately threatens the health and well-being of the entire society.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath, Dan Heath https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385528752/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $10.69

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.

In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: 
●      The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.
●      The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.
●      The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service
            
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

 

Teaching For Black Lives

Teaching For Black Lives

Teaching for Black Lives D. Watson, J. Hagopian, W. Au https://www.rethinkingschools.org/books/title/teaching-for-black-lives $29.95

Teaching for Black Lives grows directly out of the movement for Black lives. We recognize that anti-Black racism constructs Black people, and Blackness generally, as not counting as human life. Throughout this book, we provide resources and demonstrate how teachers connect curriculum to young people’s lives and root their concerns and daily experiences in what is taught and how classrooms are set up. We also highlight the hope and beauty of student activism and collective action.

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom bell hooks https://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Transgress-Education-Practice-Translation/dp/0415908086/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bell+hooks+teaching+to+transgress&qid=1580755334&sr=8-1 $34.49

 

 

Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings.  This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.

 

The Art of Coaching Teams

The Art of Coaching Teams

The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools Elena Aguilar https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1118984153/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $15.99

 

The missing how-to manual for being an effective team leader

The Art of Coaching Teams is the manual you never received when you signed on to lead a team. Being a great teacher is one thing, but leading a team, or team development, is an entirely different dynamic. Your successes are public, but so are your failures―and there's no specific rubric or curriculum to give you direction. Team development is an art form, and this book is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the "getting organized" process. Just as importantly, you'll explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict.

Inside these pages you'll find concrete guidance on:

  • Designing agendas, making decisions, establishing effective protocols, and more
  • Boosting your resilience, understanding and managing your emotions, and meeting your goals
  • Cultivating your team's emotional intelligence and dealing with cynicism
  • Utilizing practical tools to create a customized framework for developing highly effective teams

There is no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Different skills, abilities, personalities, and goals make a one-size-fits-all approach ineffective at best. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals.

 

The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter

The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children Alison Gopnik https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250132258/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $13.42

 

Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call “parenting” is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion-dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult.

In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong―it’s not just based on bad science, it’s bad for kids and parents, too.

Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative―and to be very different both from their parents and from each other.

The Listening Leader

The Listening Leader

The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation Shane Safir https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/111918634X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $19.49

The Listening Leader is a practical guide that will inspire school, district, and teacher leaders to make substantive change and increase equitable student outcomes. Rooted in the values of equity, relationships, and listening, this luminous book helps reimagine what is possible in education today. Drawing from more than twenty years of experience in public schools, Shane Safir incorporates hands-on strategies and powerful stories to show us how to leverage one of the most vital tools of leadership: listening. As a Listening Leader you'll feel more confident in these core competencies:

  • Cultivating relationships with stakeholders
  • Addressing equity challenges in your organization
  • Gathering student, staff, and parent perspectives as rich data on improvement
  • Fostering a thriving culture of collaboration and innovation

The Listening Leader offers a much-needed leadership model to transform every facet of school life, and most importantly, to shape our schools into equitable places of learning. As Michael Fullan writes in the Foreword, "Read it, act on it, and reap the benefits for all."

 

The Little Book of Circle Processes

The Little Book of Circle Processes

The Little Book of Circle Processes : A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking Kay Pranis https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Circle-Processes-Peacebuilding/dp/156148461X/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/136-9223907-1226724?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=156148461X&pd_rd_r=d900e05e-dd2e-4727-a20d-dd969ddda2d8&pd_rd_w=i6Tr3&pd_rd_wg=yX4iF&pf_rd_p=fd08095f-55ff-4a15-9b49-4a1a719225a9&pf_rd_r=BS7YMNAK5RJ9ZG8Y7MBX&psc=1&refRID=BS7YMNAK5RJ9ZG8Y7MBX $3.89

 

Circle processes offer a way of bringing people together to understand one another, strengthen bonds, and solve community problems—a necessity in an era of division, polarized politics, and angry debate.

Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. This peacemaking practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece and combines that with concepts of democracy and inclusivity.

Peacemaking circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. The circle process hinges on storytelling. It is an effort bringing astonishing results around the country. Chapters include:

  • Circles in Practice
  • A Circle Story—Finding a Way to Move Forward after a Workers Strike
  • Foundations of Circles
  • A Circle Story—Finding Understanding in the Classroom
  • Key Elements of Circles
  • A Circle Story—Finding Healing from Violent Crime
  • Organizing a Talking Circle
  • A Circle Story—Finding Respect Across Generations
  • Circles in Perspective
  • A Circle Story—Finding Connection within Family

A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Circle Processes

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation Fania Davis https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Race-Restorative-Justice/dp/1680993437/ref=pd_sbs_14_6/136-9223907-1226724?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1680993437&pd_rd_r=157ee6cd-e074-42f8-a596-8bf6d7db7026&pd_rd_w=pWksl&pd_rd_wg=JneCf&pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&pf_rd_r=HAQTJNMMDBGMZWTSGZ3G&psc=1&refRID=HAQTJNMMDBGMZWTSGZ3G $5.99

 

In our era of mass incarceration, gun violence, and Black Lives Matters, a handbook showing how racial justice and restorative justice can transform the African-American experience in America.

This timely work will inform scholars and practitioners on the subjects of pervasive racial inequity and the healing offered by restorative justice practices. Addressing the intersectionality of race and the US criminal justice system, social activist Fania E. Davis explores how restorative justice has the capacity to disrupt patterns of mass incarceration through effective, equitable, and transformative approaches. Eager to break the still-pervasive, centuries-long cycles of racial prejudice and trauma in America, Davis unites the racial justice and restorative justice movements, aspiring to increase awareness of deep-seated problems as well as positive action toward change.

Davis highlights real restorative justice initiatives that function from a racial justice perspective; these programs are utilized in schools, justice systems, and communities, intentionally seeking to ameliorate racial disparities and systemic inequities. Chapters include:

Chapter 1: The Journey to Racial Justice and Restorative Justice
Chapter 2: Ubuntu: The Indigenous Ethos of Restorative Justice
Chapter 3: Integrating Racial Justice and Restorative Justice
Chapter 4: Race, Restorative Justice, and Schools
Chapter 5: Restorative Justice and Transforming Mass Incarceration
Chapter 6: Toward a Racial Reckoning: Imagining a Truth Process for Police Violence
Chapter 7: A Way Forward

She looks at initiatives that strive to address the historical harms against African Americans throughout the nation. This newest addition the Justice and Peacebuilding series is a much needed and long overdue examination of the issue of race in America as well as a beacon of hope as we learn to work together to repair damage, change perspectives, and strive to do better.

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates Lorraine S. Armstutz, Judy H. Mullet https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Restorative-Discipline-Schools/dp/1561485063/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/136-9223907-1226724?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1561485063&pd_rd_r=f02b4d1e-1a49-447d-bf60-99c6b4e229f6&pd_rd_w=c0ZYi&pd_rd_wg=VUZEb&pf_rd_p=fd08095f-55ff-4a15-9b49-4a1a719225a9&pf_rd_r=7GY4QVQ4HJVFEJS6AQMN&psc=1&refRID=7GY4QVQ4HJVFEJS6AQMN $4.95

 

How can teachers and administrators better deal with discipline, punishment, bullying, truancy, and other issues? Can community-building begin in a classroom?

The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models.

Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Topics include:

  • Why restorative justice
  • The role of discipline and punishment
  • Characteristics of peaceable schools
  • Flexible policies
  • Whole school training approaches
  • Class meetings
  • Truancy mediation
  • Bullying
  • And more!

Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there.

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools

 

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education: Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools Katherine Evans, Dorothy Vaandering https://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Restorative-Justice-Education/dp/1680991728/ref=pd_sbs_14_5/136-9223907-1226724?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1680991728&pd_rd_r=1f67d9ad-ce37-43ea-96ee-cb0528073968&pd_rd_w=NNRF5&pd_rd_wg=pEtxq&pf_rd_p=7cd8f929-4345-4bf2-a554-7d7588b3dd5f&pf_rd_r=JGFDJV0832485VW9Y1ND&psc=1&refRID=JGFDJV0832485VW9Y1ND $4.41

 

A handbook for teachers and administrators on creating just and equitable learning environments for students; building and maintaining healthy relationships; healing harm and transforming conflict.

Much more than a response to harm, restorative justice nurtures relational, interconnected school cultures. The wisdom embedded within its principles and practices is being welcomed at a time when exclusionary discipline and zero tolerance policies are recognized as perpetuating student apathy, disproportionality, and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Relying on the wisdom of early proponents of restorative justice, the daily experiences of educators, and the authors’ extensive experience as classroom teachers and researchers, this Little Book guides the growth of restorative justice in education (RJE) into the future. Incorporating activities, stories, and examples throughout the book, three major interconnected and equally important aspects of restorative justice in education are explained and applied: creating just and equitable learning environments; building and maintaining healthy relationships; healing harm and transforming conflict. Chapters include:

  • The Way We Do Things
  • A Brief History of Restorative Justice in Education
  • Beliefs and Values in Restorative Justice in Education
  • Creating just and Equitable Learning Environments
  • Nurturing Healthy relationships
  • Repairing Harm and Transforming Conflict
  • A Tale of Two Schools: Thoughts and Sustainability


The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education is a reference that practitioners can turn to repeatedly for clarity and consistency as they implement restorative justice in educational settings.

The Mis-Education of the Negro

The Mis-Education of the Negro

The Mis-Education of the Negro Carter G. Woodson https://www.amazon.com/Mis-Education-Negro-Carter-Godwin-Woodson/dp/1680920685/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=miseducation+of+the+negro&qid=1581458347&sr=8-3 $3.31

 

 

The Mis-Education of the Negro is a book originally published in 1933 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that blacks of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes blacks to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to become autodidacts and to "do for themselves", regardless of what they were taught:

History shows that it does not matter who is in power... those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning.

Here is a quote from the book:

"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his 'proper place' and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary."

 

The Processing Pinnacle

The Processing Pinnacle

The Processing Pinnacle Steven Simpson https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/188547363X/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $27.95
"Processing is an intuitive practice, and the processing pinnacle is an attempt to put logic and structure to something that is not particularly logical." --The Processing Pinnacle

Experiential education focuses mainly on the idea that there are two components to experience: the action and reflection. The Processing Pinnacle offers a theoretical approach to more effective processing, the reflective component of experience. Offering different points of view from the growing world of experiential education, the authors consider the difficulties of processing and suggest techniques to remove these roadblocks.

Utilizing the metaphor of the mountain, the authors demonstrate how and when certain facilitator methods may elicit immediate response and make a lasting impression on the individual, encouraging reflection as a personal response to life experience. Easy to implement and conversational in tone, The Processing Pinnacle contains valuable guidance for anyone who teaches experientially.

 

The Skin That We Speak

The Skin That We Speak

The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom Lisa Delpit and Joanne K. Dowdy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595583505/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $9.99

Now in paperback, The Skin That We Speak takes the discussion of language in the classroom beyond the highly charged war of idioms and presents today’s teachers with a thoughtful exploration of the varieties of English that we speak, in what Black Issues Book Review calls “an essential text.”

Edited by bestselling author Lisa Delpit and education professor Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, the book includes an extended new piece by Delpit herself, as well as groundbreaking work by Herbert Kohl, Gloria Ladson-Billings, and Victoria Purcell-Gates, as well as classic texts by Geneva Smitherman and Asa Hilliard.

At a time when children are written off in our schools because they do not speak formal English, and when the class- and race-biased language used to describe those children determines their fate, The Skin That We Speak offers a cutting-edge look at crucial educational issues.

 

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393354776/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $7.79

 

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

We Were Eight Years in Power Ta-Nehisi Coates https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399590579/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $11.49

 

In this “urgently relevant”* collection featuring the landmark essay “The Case for Reparations,” the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.

New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

"We Dare Say Love": Supporting Achievement in the Educational Li

Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life, 2nd Edition with an Update a Decade Later

We Dare Say Love: Supporting Achievement in the Educational Life of Black Boys N. Suad Nasir, J. R. Givens https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Say-Love-Achievement-Multicultural/dp/0807761079 $33.68

 

 

"We Dare Say Love" takes up the critically important issue of what it means to educate Black male students in a large urban district. It chronicles the development and implementation of the African American Male Achievement Initiative in Oakland Unified School District, following a small group of Black male educators who changed district policy and practice to create a learning experience for Black boys rooted in love. The book takes readers inside the classrooms and inside the heads and hearts of program founders, leaders, and instructors to understand their pedagogy of care. It also elucidates the rituals, beliefs, and practices that created a classroom environment that held high expectations for the engagement and achievement of Black boys and provided a space for Black male students to blossom.

Book Features:

  • A model of a successful initiative that confronted the very real issues of racism that exist within schools.
  • A curriculum that builds on the cultural history of African Americans, with a focus on family and community relationships.
  • Chapters that provide the research evidence and also speak from the perspective of the educators themselves.
  • Reflection chapters by leading experts on Black male achievement, including Tyrone Howard and Pedro Noguera.
  • Guidance for teachers, administrators, and district leaders wishing to improve education for Black male students.

 

What If?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue

What If?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue

What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue Steve L.N. Robbins https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0891062750/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=AT90E00L2BMS3&psc=1 $31.40

What If? delivers a highly creative and innovative new way to explore the issues that dominate today's multicultural, multiethnic workplace. To the twenty-five witty yet inspiring stories in this collection, Steve Long-Nguyen Robbins has added tips and suggestions for putting these key learnings into action. Combined, What If? offers a powerful lens into the human experience.

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America Ira Katznelson https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393328511/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_9?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 $10.34

 

 

A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action.

In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by Southern Democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity. In the words of noted historian Eric Foner, "Katznelson's incisive book should change the terms of debate about affirmative action, and about the last seventy years of American history."

Whistling Vivaldi

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time) Claude M. Steele https://www.amazon.com/Whistling-Vivaldi-Stereotypes-Affect-Issues/dp/0393339726/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=whistling+vivaldi&qid=1570713024&sr=8-1 $11.99

 

 

The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.

Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DeAngelo https://www.amazon.com/White-Fragility-People-About-Racism/dp/0807047414/ref=pd_rhf_sc_s_vtp_ses_clicks_shared_0_3/143-4355103-2924542?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0807047414&pd_rd_r=c837ce56-89bc-4d30-96cb-283d6422257e&pd_rd_w=5Z95n&pd_rd_wg=00IAW&pf_rd_p=269218da-08de-4057-8f29-f17d59c5881e&pf_rd_r=YXD5JK5769DJCH3ARK44&psc=1&refRID=YXD5JK5769DJCH3ARK44 $9.91

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

White Rage

White Rage

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Carol Anderson https://www.amazon.com/White-Rage-Unspoken-Racial-Divide/dp/1632864134/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=tim+wise&qid=1581457499&s=books&sr=1-7 $10.98

 

From the Civil War to our combustible present, White Rage reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America--now in paperback with a new afterword by the author, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson.

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, "white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames," she argued, "everyone had ignored the kindling."

Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America's first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal.

Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance

Zero Tolerance: Resisting the Drive for Punishment in Our Schools :A Handbook for Parents, Students, Educators, and Citizens William Ayers https://www.amazon.com/Zero-Tolerance-Resisting-Punishment-Educators/dp/1565846664 $29.95

 

Zero Tolerance assembles prominent educators and intellectuals, including the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Michelle Fine, and Patricia Williams, along with teachers, students, and community activists, to show that the vast majority of students expelled from schools under new disciplinary measures are sent home for nonviolent violations; that the rush to judge and punish disproportionately affects black and Latino children; and that the new disciplinary ethos is eroding constitutional protections of privacy, free speech, and due process. Sure to become the focus of controversy, Zero Tolerance presents a passionate, multifaceted argument against the militarization of our schools.