One of the best strategies for examining and understanding how to reach and teach a diverse student population is to become literate about who they are, where they come from and the gifts they bring with them.

Study groups are recommended for this purpose and to give colleagues opportunities to share perspectives and experiences that have proven successful in the classroom, home or in other diverse environments.

The following books, DVDs and website are suggested by the IPS Racial Equity Office:

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
  • Pushout by Monique Morris
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools by Howard Stevenson
  • Multiplication is for White People by Lisa Delpit
  • Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn Singleton
  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood by Chris Emdin
  • Everyday Anti-Racism by Mica Pollock
  • Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Tatum
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (here’s my review)
  • Subtractive Schooling by Angela Valenzuela
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching by Sharroky Hollie
  • Blind Spot by Banaji & Greenwald
  • The Trouble with Black Boys by Pedro Noguera
  • Whistling Vivaldi by Claude Steele
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies by Paris & Alim
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching by Geneva Gay
  • Black Youth Rising by Shawn Ginwright
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys by Moore, Michel & Penick-Parks
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
  • Stamped From the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

Curriculum Outlines