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Race Resilience

Race Resilience
Achieving Equity Through Self and Systems Transformation

Foreword by Nancy Boyd-Franklin

September 2021 | 224 pages | Corwin

Review, rethink, and redesign racial support systems NOW

As schools engage in courageous conversations about how racialization and racial positioning influences thinking, behaviors, and expectations, many educators still lack the resources to start this challenging and personally transformative work. Race Resilience offers guidance to educators who are ready to rethink, review, and redesign their support systems and foster the building blocks of resiliency for staff.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Model ethical, professional, and social-emotional sensitivity
  • Develop, advocate, and enact on a collective culture
  • Maintain a continuously evaluative process for self and school wellness
  • Engage meaningfully with students and their families
  • Improve academic and behavioral outcomes

Race resilient educators work continuously to grow their awareness of how their racial identity impacts their practice. When educators feel they are cared for, have trusting relationships, and are autonomous, they are in a better position to teach and model resilience to their students.

Foreword by Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD
About the Authors
Chapter 1. The Implementation Process: Steps to Becoming a Race Resilient School
Year 1: Planning to Become a Race Resilient School

No Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Years 2–4 and Continuous Improvement

Chapter 2. The NEED: Societal Changes Change Schools
Changes in the Workplace

Household, Community, and Environment: The Three Realms of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Chapter 3. Creating the Culture for Developing a Race Resilient Climate
School-to-Prison Pipeline

Blind Spots Impact Other Groups of Students

Measuring Up: Culture and Climate Are Not Synonymous

Locus of Control

Chapter 4. Educators’ Emotions Matter: Building Up Stamina for Developing a Race Resilient Climate
So How Do Educators Feel?

Our Daily Goal: Minimizing Distress and Maximizing Eustress

Our Hormonal Brain Under Distress and Eustress

Chapter 5. Racialization Can Be Blinding
Racial Positioning

United We Stand, Divided We Crawl

The “R” Word

2020 and America’s Racial Awakening

Through the Eyes of a Child: Racialization and Historical Trauma

Historical and Generational Trauma

Genes Load the Gun, Environment Pulls the Trigger

E Pluribus Hurt, E Pluribus Healing

This Is Us

Chapter 6. Race Has Mattered in the School House
The Effects of Racialization: White Identity Dispositions, Internalized Racism, and Stereotype Threat

White Identity Dispositions

Internalized Racism and Stereotype Threat

Chapter 7. Mindful of Race
Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning

The Weight Room Versus the Wait Room

Positive Psychology’s Five Building Blocks of Life

Chapter 8. Educator Resilience, Educator Race Resilience, and Mindfulness for Racial Equity
Transforming a District

Transforming a School

In the Space Between Is Mindfulness

Introduction to Space Between

Appendix A. Processing for Racial Awareness and Creating a Race Resilient Action Plan
Appendix B. Race Resilient School Checklist
Glossary of Terms

Free resources

Podcast: Examining Student Trauma Through the Lens of Race

Podcast: Examining Student Trauma Through the Lens of Race

Along with their home and natural environments, a child’s community is now recognized as a potential contributor to adverse childhood experiences. The results can be devastating for development. Substandard schools, intolerance, discrimination, and racism can lead to chronic health issues, minimum employment, and long-term poverty. Authors and educators Victoria Romero and Justin Hendrickson take us through an explanation.

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Race Resilience Foreword and Introduction

Race Resilience Foreword and Introduction

Read the foreword and introduction from Race Resilience and see how this inspirational book is a powerful tool for educators who want to make a difference in the lives of students, in particular, students of color.

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"Fostering Educator Resilience is practical, useful, and very realistic. I would love to use this book in professional development with my staff or in a workshop. The activities, vignettes, and reflection activities will help administrators create or change the culture and climate in whatever environment they find themselves.”

Janice Wyatt-Ross
Program Director, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY

"Fostering Educator Resilience provides timely and immediately applicable guidance. The resources and ability to reflect on them with prompts guides your reflection. The book provides realistic and practical guidance that educators can easily relate to and that resonate with their current needs.

One of the major strengths of the book is the variety of ways resources are being shared. I walked away knowing new people I wanted to read up on, new resources I needed to check out, and thinking about how I could take the exercises in this book into my work. It’s a resource full of resources!"

Tamisha Williams
Director of Equity and Community Initiatives, Potomac Schools, MD

"A major strength of this book is the reflective opportunities and personal perspectives which give the reader the opportunity to internalize the information that is presented."

Jayne Ellspermann
Jayne Ellspermann, 2015 NASSP National Principal of the Year

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