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Facilitator's Guide to How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You

Facilitator's Guide to How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You
Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies

July 2008 | 64 pages | Corwin
Based on the best-selling book How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You, this guide gives staff developers and workshop leaders the tools to facilitate book study groups, seminars, and professional development events to help school leaders "close the achievement gap" between White and Asian students and their racial and ethnically diverse counterparts.

Highlights of the facilitator's guide include:

A chapter-by-chapter study guide

Discussion questions

Workshop activities

Journal writing prompts

Practical applications

Handouts and overheads

Sample workshop agendas

A workshop evaluation form

About the Author

How to Use This Guide

Additional Resources for Facilitators
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Relevant Teaching Strategies by Bonnie M. Davis
Part I: Building Background Knowledge About Diverse Learners
Chapter 1. Our Culture: The Way We View the World

Chapter 2. Understanding Diverse Learners

Chapter 3. What We Know About the Achievement Gap

Part II: Examining Our Inner World
Chapter 4. Reflecting on the Educator Self

Chapter 5. Exploring Our Racial Identity

Chapter 6. A Day in the Life . . .

Part III: Creating a Learning Environment That Supports Diverse Learners
Chapter 7. Building Community Through Research-Based Learning Expectations

Chapter 8. Creating a School Culture That Welcomes Diverse Learners

Chapter 9. Using Books to Support School and Community Partnerships

Chapter 10. Cultivating Relationships With Diverse Learners

Part IV: Research-Based Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners
Chapter 11. Reaching Diverse Learners Through Strategic Instruction

Chapter 12. Inspiring Diverse Learners to Love Reading and Writing

Chapter 13. Improving Reading Skills: Reading Aloud

Chapter 14. Building a Balanced Literacy Classroom: Reading and Writing Workshops

Chapter 15. Differentiating Instruction

Chapter 16. Multidisciplinary Experiences

Chapter 17. Sponsoring Academic Student Support Groups

Handout 1: Venn Diagram

Handout 2: List of Research-Based Classroom Strategies to Improve the Academic Achievement of Diverse Learners

Sample Workshop Agendas
Half-Day Workshop Agenda

One-Day Workshop Agenda

Three-Day Workshop Agenda

Workshop Evaluation Form

I have used HOW TO TEACH STUDENTS WHO DON'T LOOK LIKE YOU as a required text for a graduate level "Diverse Classrooms" course. Students have found it to be a superb resource and I have received consistently positive feedback on this text. The accompanying FACILITATOR'S GUIDE to HOW TO TEACH STUDENTS WHO DON'T LOOK LIKE YOU provides additional information and ideas and that, too, has been well received by students. My graduate students are currently teaching or finishing their Masters Degree for teacher certification. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TEXT!

Professor Judi Weissman
School of Professional Development, Suny Stony Brook University
February 24, 2011

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ISBN: 9781412968522