Four Tools for Interrupting Implicit Bias

Four Tools for Interrupting Implicit Bias

I will never forget my first experience with implicit bias as an undergraduate at University of California, Berkeley. I had turned in my first in-class writing assignment in Medieval Literature. I loved the topic of courtly love and whatnot. The professor was an older...
This is Your Brain on Implicit Bias

This is Your Brain on Implicit Bias

This is Part II in the 3 part series of posts on implicit bias In part I, we looked at what it means to validate diverse students’ experience with implicit bias. Culturally responsive teachers believe diverse students when they tell us that they are being rudely...
Making CRT Manageable

Making CRT Manageable

Throughout the month of February, I have been on a virtual book sharing my book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, with teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. So rather than travelling from town to town on a plane, I’ve been traveling from blog...
Getting Students to Take Off the Mask

Getting Students to Take Off the Mask

As a student, I’ve had the privilege of having two highly skilled culturally responsive teachers. One was Mr. Ruane in 10th grade at George Washing High School in San Francisco. Mr. Ruane was a white teacher who coached football and taught African American...
The First Six Weeks_Create a Counter Narrative

The First Six Weeks_Create a Counter Narrative

This is the second in a series of a six part series on setting up the school year to be more culturally responsive. In my last post, I shared that trust is the secret weapon of the culturally responsive teacher and it is the first thing that needs to be cultivated in...