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Q & A Collections: Race & Gender Challenges

I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past five years. You can see all those collections from the first four years here.

Here are the ones I've posted so far:

This Year's Most Popular Q & A Posts!

Classroom Management Advice

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Implementing The Common Core

Today's theme is "Race & Gender Challenges." You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:



* 'For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...': An Interview With Chris Emdin

I interview Chris Emdin about his new book.

* 'It is Long Past Time to Meet the Needs of Students of Color'

This post is Part One of a two-part special project guest-hosted by Django Paris, PhD & Travis J. Bristol, PhD.  It an introduction by Django Paris and contributions from Charlene Mendoza, Lorena German, David Flores, Matt Knielling and Gabriella Corales.

* Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy 'Increases Student Engagement & Learning'

Part Two consists of a short introduction by Travis Bristol, and commentaries from Linda Bauld, Brian Pew, Lakisha Odlum, and Cyrene Crooms.

* Strategies for Recruiting Teachers of Color

This is the first post in a three-part series "guest-hosted" by Travis Bristol, PhD  & Terrenda White, PhD.  Part One "features examples from school districts that have implemented innovative strategies to recruit and retain teachers of color."

* How Universities Are Recruiting More Teachers of Color

Part Two in the series "features the work of universities, schools of education, and teacher preparation programs."

Increasing The Diversity Of America's Teachers

Part Three "spotlights the work of alternative teacher preparation programs and charter schools, as well as community-based efforts on the part of parents."

* Book Review: Ta-Nehisi Coates' 'Between The World & Me'

Educators Cornelius Minor and Bridget Wilhelm co-author a guest review of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, Between The World And Me.

* The Teachers of Color 'Disappearance Crisis'

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White contribute their responses here.

* 'Education Suffers' Without More Teachers Of Color

This post highlights contributions from teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and from student Jacquelin Estrada.

* Teachers Of Color Can 'Broaden Student Perspectives'

Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on the topic.

* 'Culturally Responsive Teaching': An Interview With Zaretta Hammond

I interview Zaretta Hammond about her book.

* Engaging With Class & Race In The Classroom

Three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts.

* Challenges Faced By Women Teachers & Ways To Respond To Them

Educators Megan M. Allen, Rusul Alrubail, Pernille Ripp, Amy Williams and Patricia (Tish) Jennings contribute commentaries in this post.

* Wondering 'How Gender Influences A Teacher's Struggles & Successes'

This post features educator Ray Salazar who, in addition to sharing his personal experiences and thoughts, interviewed other teachers, too.

* Male Teachers 'Walking A Tight Rope'

New York City teacher José Vilson and Sacramento educator Alice Mercer share their ideas.  In addition, I've included many reader comments



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