New resource: “Who’s in My Classroom?”

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NEW FOR SUMMER/FALL 2021

PRE-SALE OFFER FOR EDUCATORS

EXCLUSIVE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH THE AUTHORS GESS LEBLANC, PHD, AND TIM FREDRICK, PHD + A CHANCE TO WIN A $25 VISA GIFT CARD*

HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND THE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE, TRAUMA-INFORMED TEACHER

October 6th 2021 at 3:30pm EST

See full details and registration form:

https://bit.ly/oct-6-workshop

*Orders for Who’s in My Classroom must be placed by August 31, 2021 to guarantee a seat in this online workshop.


Immerse yourself in the latest educational research about developmentally and culturally responsive teaching—centered upon youth voices

We’re proud to announce the publication of Who’s in My Classroom? Building Developmental and Culturally Responsive School Communities [Wiley], a new book of concrete strategies to help educators build supportive relationships with students. Written in collaboration with Gess LeBlanc, a professor at Hunter College’s School of Education, the book links the latest educational research on adolescent development with true stories from our teen writers.

Now available for purchase through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Wiley.

Read Excerpts: 
Contents
Index
Introduction to Developmentally and Culturally Responsive Teaching

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ABOUT Who’s in My Classroom?

In Who’s in My Classroom?, accomplished educator and author, Professor Gess LeBlanc, delivers an inspirational and practical combination of true stories from teens in Youth Communication’s award-winning writing program and the most current educational research. The book links theories of adolescent development and identity formation to best practices in real-world classrooms where teachers strive to form supportive relationships with students.

In this book, you’ll find:
• Narrative and explanations of the most cutting-edge research in educational and developmental psychology and cultural competence
• Excerpts from stories by students specifically written and edited with social and emotional learning competencies in mind
• Practical and concrete strategies for administrators and teachers to implement for sustainable improvement in learning outcomes for their students, including the use of Youth Communication’s stories

Perfect for K-12 educators, counselors, and administrators, Who’s in My Classroom? is also an indispensable resource for higher education professionals and pre-service teachers seeking a practical guide to help them become more developmentally and culturally responsive in their work.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

GESS LEBLANC, PHD, belongs to the Hunter College School of Education. He is the Co-founder of Hunter’s Urban Center for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation and Co-founder of the college’s MA Program in Educational Psychology. He is a sought-after speaker and writer on the subject of culturally responsive teaching.

TIM FREDRICK, PHD, is Senior Director of Education Programs at Youth Communication where he oversees social and emotional learning programs and professional development. He is a teacher and teacher educator with 20 years’ experience working with students in kindergarten through graduate school.

YOUTH COMMUNICATION provides professional development based on true stories by teens that helps educators work with students to strengthen the social, emotional, and literacy skills they need to achieve their academic and life goals. For more information about our suite of SEL programs for Grades 6-12, please contact Sarah Wolf at swolf@youthcomm.org.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction to Developmentally and Culturally Responsive Teaching (DCRT)
Chapter 2: Recognizing and Undoing Bias—How Teachers’ Beliefs Impact Students
Chapter 3: How Schools Influence Our Beliefs about Ourselves
Chapter 4: How Schools Shape Gender and Racial Identity Development
Chapter 5: How Stress and Trauma Affect Learning
Chapter 6: How We Can Help Students Heal and Do Better in School
Chapter 7: The Change Process
Chapter 8: Reaching DCRT Goals through True, Teen-Written Stories
Acknowledgments
Index

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