Teacher Resources for Immediate Application in the Classroom:

the-playbookThe Playbook: An Instructional Guide for Strategies in the Social Studies Classroom. One of the greatest jobs that you can ever have is to be a social studies teacher. There are so many subjects you can teach that will open the minds of your students to a world that will challenge them and ask them to be their best selves. A social studies teacher has a responsibility; that is to empower students to become great citizens who are civically engaged, active within their communities and critical thinkers. This document is for all novice and new teachers to the profession who teach social studies (veterans can benefit as well). These are 10 instructional strategies that can help with making your classroom engaging and fun for your students. social-studies-instructional-strategies

Building Bridges, Not WallsBuilding Bridges, Not Walls: A Common Sense Guide for Relationship Building In the Urban and Inner-City Classroom. Our nation is as diverse as it has ever been. The demographics of school students across the United States is changing and school leadership must be prepared to meet the needs of its students. The need for culturally competent teachers is an urgent one. Likewise, the need for compassionate and  relationship building people is the strongest it has ever been. Building relationships is key for achieving success in any industry. Building  relationships is key any classroom; a student will only allow a teacher to teach them, if they trust them. Trust comes from a relationship. The intention of this text is to provide relationship building strategies to teachers of urban students. Building Bridges, Not Walls – Guide to Relationship Building in Urban Classrooms (Final Revision)


School Leader/Administration Resources for Immediate Application in the District:

a-few-good-menA Few Good Men: A Common Sense Guide for Procuring, Preserving and Promoting Black Male Teachers. Black teachers represent only 7 percent of the teaching population and Black male teachers represent an even smaller percentage, 2%. The message is clear: More Black male teachers are needed in America’s classrooms and more has to be done to keep them there. This text is a common sense guide for how to find new leaders for America’s classrooms, how to retain them and how to build capacity for leadership from the pool of Black male teachers, written by a former Black male teacher. The  purpose of this text is to help increase the numbers of Black male teachers across the nation. a-few-good-men-black-male-teacher-handbook-final-revision

Below, Please find resources for the blog courses offered on this site:

The Village for Teachers of Color: Needs Assessment (2017)

VTC – Needs Assessment (Fill In)

Cultural Competency 101 (Assignments):




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