In honor of my beloved god-nephews, Kadeem and Isaiah, the son's of my treasured friend and mentor Dr. Carol Wilcox of Denver Public Schools, and for the incredible international school students I serve in my collaborations with their brilliant and giving teachers...
PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPING Culturally Connected CLASSROOMS and Responsive LEARNING:
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Singleton, Glen (2005). Courageous Conversations. National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Conference.
Taberski, Sharon. (2000). On Solid Ground. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
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