Race Resilience - 
      Victoria E. Romero
      Amber N. Warner
      Justin Hendrickson

Race Resilience

Achieving Equity Through Self and Systems Transformation

; Amber N. Warner ; Justin Hendrickson

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. Les mer
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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.
Forlag: SAGE Publications Inc
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 224
ISBN: 9781071833063
Format: 25 x 18 cm

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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."


«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!"



"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."


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
Victoria E. Romero taught elementary students in one suburban and two urban school districts; significantly improved the academic standing of two schools as a principal; and coached administrators, directors, and school leadership teams for sustainable school improvement in five school districts. She facilitates professional development for K-12 teachers on classroom strategies that promote student academic success, infuse multiple perspectives into regular curriculum, and establish classroom management systems that promote autonomy, positive well-being, and resiliency.

Victoria co-authored the Reflection Guide for the third edition of Gary Howard′s book, We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know. She also coordinated two teams of science teachers, one in the US and the other in the country of Namibia.

She is currently a consultant for Corwin Press, working once again with her colleague, Gary Howard, bringing his Deep Equity process to school districts around the country.

Amber N. Warner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 20 years of experience. She has had the privilege of serving as a community outreach case manager (4 years), school social worker (8 years), medical social worker (5 years) , and behavioral health therapist (3 years). As a School Social Worker, in addition to her work with children and their families, she was part of the school wide Modern Red School House Leadership Team and the Positive Behavior Interventions and Systems Team. She facilitated K-6 monthly classroom discussions utilizing Second Step and Character Counts curriculums. Amber is also a co-author of Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole Staff Approach.

In 2011 Amber worked in healthcare and part of the organization’s leadership team, she was introduced to the work of Dr. Bryan Sexton on healthcare providers’ staggering burnout rates and the healing proponents of Positive Psychology. A new passion and interest developed for her. She became a Certified Duke Patient Safety Officer in 2013 at Duke University’s Patient Safety Center. 
Amber has also studied under the direction of Dr. David Burns, leading Psychiatrist, and adjunct professor at Stanford University and the developer of TEAM a new form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety. She has achieved Level 2 TEAM certification from the Feeling Good Institute. 
She has a certification from the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth in Trauma-Informed Care.

Most of all, Amber has a passion for people, their wellness, and quality of life. She currently resides in California. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, Inferno Pilates, learning new things, traveling, community service, attending church, and an occasional new pair of shoes.

Justin Hendrickson is a longtime Seattle resident who is currently serving as a PreK-8th grade public school principal. The zip code where his school is located is described as the city’s most ethnically diverse. Ninety percent are students of color. Sixty-five percent participate in the free or reduced lunch program and 21% are English Language Learners. Eight percent of the students are homeless. Justin brings almost 20 years of experience in urban education as a teacher and instructional coach. As a leader in a community-based school, he is focused on implementing a trauma informed school environment where staff practice culturally responsive pedagogy and use strategies that foster resiliency.