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Mindframes for Belonging, Identities, and Equity

Mindframes for Belonging, Identities, and Equity
Fortifying Cultural Bridges

March 2024 | 264 pages | Corwin

The essentials for creating a supportive and inclusive space for all

Learning is hard work and the latest education research shows that a sense of psychological safety is a must if we want students to successfully progress along their education journey.

In Mindframes for Belonging, Identities, and Equity, you'll discover ten unique mindframes backed by extensive education research and real-life scenarios. Through self-reflection and powerful vignettes, you'll learn how to apply these core principles in your daily life to foster a more inclusive and understanding learning environment. Inside, the authors explore the five critical themes behind these mindframes, including

  • Impact and Efficiency
  • Feedback and Assessment
  • Challenging Growth
  • Learning Culture and Relationships
  • Ownership and Accountability

Harnessing the power of these mindframes is not just about improving education--it's about fostering an environment where every student feels valued, safe, and able to learn without fear.

Part 1: Belonging
Mindframe 1: We Invite All to Learn
Mindframe 2: We Value Student Engagement in Learning
Mindframe 3: We Collaborate to Learn and Thrive
Part 2: Identities
Mindframe 4: We Ensure Equitable Opportunities to Learn
Mindframe 5: We Create Sustaining Environments
Mindframe 6: We Affirm Identities
Mindframe 7: We Remove Identity Barriers
Part 3: Equity
Mindframe 8: We Correct Inequities
Mindframe 9: We Respect Diversity
Mindframe 10: We Disrupt Bias

"Grounded in research about practice, this book reminds us of the importance of co-cultivating with young people communities of belonging to maximize health and wellness. A powerful, transformative, and accessible resource with tools and strategies throughout, this book is a must-read for educators in the fight for equitable policies and practices that recognize and honor student identity as germane to teaching and learning. A resource that disrupts the notion of belonging as assimilation, this book teaches as it inspires.”

H. Richard Milner IV
Author of "The Race Card: Leading the Fight for Truth in America’s Schools"

Nicole V. Law

Nicole Law, PhD, author consultant presents in the areas of leadership, professional learning communities, culturally responsive pedagogy, educating multilingual learners, and multidimensional aspects for Visible Learning. In addition, she has served as a curriculum coordinator for English language learners, cultural responsivity, AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), district equity, and mathematics and science instruction in the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this position, Nicole created... More About Author

Sonja Hollins-Alexander

Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the associate vice president, content advisor, and scholar for Corwin Publishing. She has been in the field of education and publishing for thirty years with sixteen of those being in educational leadership at the school, district, and higher education levels, and eight of those being in educational consulting and publishing. During this time, she has served as a school social worker, teacher, assistant principal, principal, coordinator, director of professional learning, and chief of staff, serving in two Metro Atlanta,... More About Author

Dominique Smith

Dominique Smith, EdD, is chief of educational services and teacher support at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California. Smith is passionate about creating school environments that honor and empower students. His research and instruction focuson restorative practices, classroom management, growth mindset, and the culture of achievement. Dominique also provides professional learningto K-12 teachers in small and large groups that address classroom and school climate and organization. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from San... More About Author

John Hattie

John Hattie, PhD, is an award-winning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly thirty years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement. His research, better known as Visible Learning, is a culmination of nearly thirty years synthesizing more than 2,100 meta-analyses comprising more than one hundred thousand studies involving over 300 million students around the world. He has presented and keynoted in over three hundred international conferences and has received numerous recognitions for his... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071910825