The NCTR staff recommends a selection of books and articles, curated from what we’re reading and talking about.
What's New at NCTR?
Jessica Grady Heard has joined NCTR as our first Chief of Equity and Inclusion. In this position, Jessica will oversee a new initiative to attract, develop, and empower black teacher residents. In addition, she will work across the NCTR team to fully develop our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts and ensure we are capitalizing on this new investment in teacher residencies and black educators. Jessica comes to NCTR from District of Columbia Public Schools, where she was the district’s Deputy Chief of Equity. Welcome Jessica!
With the dog days of summer upon us, we’re always on the lookout for interesting reads for the lake, the beach, the cabin, or the patio. To help round out your summer reading list, the NCTR staff suggests a selection of books and articles, curated from what we’re reading and talking about.
"Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zaretta Hammond. The author draws upon neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.
"Millennial Teachers of Color" by Mary E. Dilworth. The book explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States.
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning," Learning Policy Institute. This series of seven case studies showcases the work of programs that are developing teachers for deeper learning, equity, and social justice.
Please note that the articles and events in the NCTR E-Blast do not reflect the opinions of our organization, but rather represent information that we believe will be relevant to you and your programs.