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Staff Book Recommendations: Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Walking with the Wind by John Lewis is my go-to book recommendation. It is, hands down, one the top five most important books I have ever read. John Lewis is a personal hero to me; he’s the reason I decided to become a social studies teacher years ago. I was one of those strange young… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Kim Grossett

I recently started reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. It was on the bestsellers list for a long time, and I hope it gives me a better understanding of why certain populations are treated a certain way. I’m looking forward to reading it with my book club. 

Staff Book Recommendations: Jenny Portillo

I got hooked on culturally responsive teaching after Language Cultural and Teaching by Sonia Nieto. I read it for one of my classes at Teachers College when I was a graduate student. This book shaped my understanding of the importance of culturally responsive teaching for all students from all different backgrounds. This book was a… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Carol Gant

Carol Gant

I’ve been thinking a lot about intersectionality in literature, especially regarding Black women and gender. Two books come to mind for me on these topics. One is Intersectional Identity and Education Leadership of Black Women in the U.S.A. by Sonia Douglass Horsford, a collection of essays and studies on the experiences and barriers of Black… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Daryl Williams

Daryl Williams

I’ve been working on a recent release from 2020, titled From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioners Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education by Tia Brown McNair, Estella Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcolm-Piqueux. Here’s an excerpt from the back cover: “It provides race-conscious guidance on designing and implementing effective campus change strategies that… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Susan Shaffer

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I entered the educational equity field almost 50 years through my experiences as a high school teacher and a young mom. When I was a teacher in the 1970s, I joined the Class Action Suit for Teachers to fight for the right to teach after twelve weeks of pregnancy. We won the case under Title… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Charo Basterra

Charo Basterra

There are three books that develop my conceptual framework within educational equity work. The first one is Con Respeto by Guadalupe Valdes (“Con Respeto” means “With Respect” in Spanish). This book, published in 1996, discusses how to address Latino families from various backgrounds. It talks about how to communicate with Latinx parents and establish a conceptual framework regarding addresses… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Marianna Stepniak and Kathleen Pulupa

marianna and kathleen

November is National Literacy Month! To celebrate, we asked our staff to recommend their favorite equity books. Here’s what they said… By Marianna Stepniak and Kathleen Pulupa MAEC’s Communications team Marianna: I’m reading The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson right now and really loving it. Wilkerson’s brilliant nonfiction writing is rooted in telling… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Dannele Ferreras

Dannele Ferreras

November is National Literacy Month! To celebrate, we asked our staff to recommend their favorite equity books. Here’s what they said… by Dannele Ferreras Data and Evaluation Specialist, MAEC I would like to share two books with you today: Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen and All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M.… Read More »

Staff Book Recommendations: Phoebe Schlanger

Phoebe Schlanger

November is National Literacy Month! To celebrate, we asked our staff to recommend their favorite equity books. Here’s what they said… by Phoebe Schlanger Finance Manager, MAEC I want to start by saying I am not an educator. For my book recommendations, I’m going to borrow two books that my son had to read in… Read More »

The MAEC blog is designed to engage hearts and minds of school and district leaders across the country to engage in issues that you have identified as being essential in education. Opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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