Multicultural classrooms require a multifaceted approach to creating inclusive, learning-rich environments that empower all students. To meet this growing need, Culturally Proficient Coaching provides educators with a simple, yet comprehensive, new framework: a powerful fusion of the field-tested and respected Cognitive Coaching and Cultural Proficiency models. Through a unique approach, the bestselling authors add a new dimension to the concept of Cultural Proficiency, which is based on valuing, respecting, and honoring diverse backgrounds and ethnicities while looking deeply at one's own beliefs.
This straightforward guide the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the five States of Mind of Cognitive Coaching to arm educators with the tools necessary to close the achievement gap. It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to - and leveraging - cultural diversity to optimize student learning.
To boost educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features:
* Action-planning worksheets
* Reflective questions
* Coaching maps and conversation vignettes
* Real-life examples through a composite case story
Teachers, coaches, counsellors, staff developers, and administrators will gain inspiration and indispensable insights to break down cultural barriers through enlightened coaching.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 18 mm
"Reflecting a wealth of research and years of direct experience, this book helps coaches open their minds and hearts to be continuous learners and value-not just tolerate-human diversity."-- Arthur L. Costa, Professor Emeritus
"Provides detailed information about cultural proficiency and specific guidelines for conducting culturally proficient conversations. This approach will impact all learners in our schools-students, staff, and parents." -- Jane Ellison and Carolee Hayes, Co-Directors
"This is important work that significantly contributes to the moral imperative for educators to educate all children and youth regardless of their race, culture, or socio-economic situation. We are both challenged and supported to use our self-awareness in becoming more culturally proficient educators and coaches." -- Carolyn McKanders, Educational Consultant, Family and Child Therapist