Throughout this school year, we have engaged in conversations and activities to build our awareness and shared understanding of cultural competency, implicit bias, critical conversations, brave spaces, power and privilege. We’ve read other posts and articles shared on this blog about disproportionality in discipline and special education. Moving forward, the Academic Strand plans to continue building our awareness by doing some summer reading. We’re breaking into “book clubs”—each reading one of four selections from a list of recommended books featured on Seneca’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion blog. Consider choosing one (or more!) and reading along with us!
- Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit
- Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele
- Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji
- For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin
Alli Guilfoil, Director of Academic Intervention