In this third volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education’s inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their perspectives on how to improve equitable outcomes in your school or classroom, so that all students have what they need to succeed. You will learn how to overcome barriers to equity of access; embrace a student’s cultural capital; attract and retain a diverse talent pool; incorporate intersectional identities in an inclusive classroom; implement more equitable assessment practices; build resilience and equity through chess; advance equity in early childhood programs; abolish a culture of competition and work toward a culture of cooperation; and increase stakeholder commitment to racial equity. Appropriate for K–12 educators at all levels, the book provides strategies, insights, and inspiration to help you lead for equity and make real changes in your classroom, building, and community.
Table of Contents
1. Equity in Education: The Underlying Impact - Recruitment to Retention
Onica L. Mayers
2. Funds of Knowledge: Embracing the Cultural Capital of Students of Color
Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah
3. Equity in Early Childhood
4. Equity of Access: Moving Beyond the Barriers that Limit Opportunities for All Students
5. An Intersection in Our Educational Lives: We Are More than Meets the Eye
6. Equity in Grading and Assessment
7. Equity, Resilience and Chess
8. Unapologetically Equitable in Action
9. Getting the Right People on the Bus: Deepening Racial Consciousness in Hiring Practices to Support Racial Equity Transformation in Schools
10. Being More Than "The Help"
Jimmy Casas (@casas_ jimmy) served 22 years as a school leader, including 14 years as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the "Best High Schools" in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report . Jimmy is the owner and CEO of J Casas & Associates, an educational leadership company aimed at organizing and providing world-class professional coaching and learning services for educators across the country.
Onica L. Mayers (@O_ L_ Mayers) currently serves as a director for professional staffing and employee relations for human resources in the third largest school district in Texas. In her 22-year educational journey, she has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and elementary school principal for six years. She was recognized as the 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Houston.
Jeffrey Zoul (@Jeff_ Zoul) is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff has been recognized as a local teacher of the year and as an outstanding principal in the State of Georgia. He also served as principal at a national School of Excellence in Illinois.