Featuring content-specific strategies, assignments, and classroom activities, this book provides strategies to help pre- and in-service teachers develop the dispositions and knowledge they need to teach all students well. Focusing on the importance of creating a classroom community in which necessarily difficult dialogues are inspired and supported, the authors present content-area chapters on language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, ESOL, foreign language, and teaching exceptional students in the inclusive environment. Each content-area chapter includes a vignette illustrating a difficult conversation dealing with diversity and presents research-based, classroom-ready exercises, effective pedagogic strategies, and action-oriented interventions - many of which the authors created and used in their own classrooms. The book concludes with an appendix of instructional and curricular resources.
Barbara C. Cruz is professor of secondary education at the University of South Florida.Cheryl R. Ellerbrock is an assistant professor of secondary education at the University of South Florida.Anete Vasquez is an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education.Elaine V. Howes teaches in the Masters of Arts in Teaching programme at the American Museum of Natural History, in partnership with high-needs schools in New York City.