Pedagogy of Confidence Action Guide
(online and print)
Co-Author with Yvette Jackson
The Pedagogy of Confidence Leadership Action Guide  is based on many years of research and collaborations with Reuven Feuerstein, with National Urban Alliance (NUA), with many other organizations and colleagues focusing on equity consciousness in the spirit of belief and belonging for all students and educators. The Pedagogy of Confidence is focused on recognizing and amplifying the strengths underserved students. 

The goal of this action guide is to cultivate and sustain equity consciousness through The Pedagogy of ConfidenceThe Pedagogy of Confidence engenders robust communities of belonging in which students are gifted with High Operational Practices to inspire students’ engagement and elicit their innate potential for high intellectual performances, self-determination, and personal contribution.


Mobile Critical Thinking Tools
Critical Thinking Tools are the core, and grounding, of what supports and develops authentic student engagement. Student engagement is what keeps us as educators motivated in classrooms and our learning communities. This should be an environment for all students, in all schools, and in all places. Equity consciousness is grounded in belief and belonging.

You can download the Mobile Critical Thinking Tools guide, and additionally I would recommend the current collaborations with The Pedagogy of Confidence Leadership Action Guide as a resource. This collaboration with Yvette Jackson includes many of the models, methods and strategies within along with practical implementation modules, how to for many strategies, structures for implementation and research.
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Growing Thinking Schools Inside Out
Co-Author with David Hyerle
Growing Thinking Schools is a guide, much like a travel guide that you have closely looked through before visiting a new place, or visiting a website with information about different pathways for investigating a new concept. This guidebook is only used with support of a certified Thinking Schools International trainer who will guide you and your colleagues through a process of: • envisioning what a “Thinking School” might look like in your culture and environment; • considering the different possible approaches you may take; and • beginning the planning stage for the short and long term process of explicitly and systematically integrating “thinking” processes into the existing “learning” processes within your school. This guide does not provide an answer, but offers starting points for the journey toward becoming a “Thinking School” of the 21st century.

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Thinking Schools Ethiopia


Download PDF of Thinking Schools Ethiopia Book in English

Download PDF of Thinking Schools Ethiopia in Tigrinya

Pathways to Thinking Schools Chapter
Co-Author with Bereket Aweke
Editors:  David Hyerle and Larry Alper

This last chapter of the book may be read as a challenge to our ideals of Thinking Schools against the hard realities of life for children in a proud country with a rich heritage that is now one of the most impoverished places on Earth. Robert Price, a global trainer and a co-author of Growing Thinking Schools from the Inside Out (Thinking Schools International, 2011), and his colleague Bereket Aweke, a former teacher and principal in Ethiopia, have a story that they are growing together from grassroots to whole thinking schools. The story is unfolding at this writing, because the superintendent for the Addis Public School recently gave his full commitment to growing thinking in all 300 schools in the city. 

The vision of Thinking Schools is that of a different order of change and global networking: not the first-order change of tinkering with the system, or the second-order change through which new models for teaching and learning are dropped into a system. 

Download PDF of Thinking Schools Ethiopia Chapter in Pathways to Thinking Schools

Black Minds Matter
Co-Author with Eric Cooper

…Young people need the tools and skills to connect past, present and future. They need educational approaches that teach them to understand and respect different perspectives — and to harvest those perspectives for mutual benefit, in a way that allows them to solve problems collaboratively, whether they are battling City Hall or consulting as an adult with a multi-national business halfway around the world.

Without this level of awareness and engagement, it is Blacks, people of color and those struggling with poverty who are endangered…

Modules for Textile Workers
Co-Authored with Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese 
BSR Foundation


Modules for ELA High School Virtual Learning, Colorado
Co-Author with Chanel Williams 
Learning 1 to 1 Foundation


Sentence Transformation for Vocabulary Development, Ethiopian Guide:  Amharic and English Edition 
Co-Author with Nolawit Shimelis

Sentence Transformation for Vocabulary Development is a collaborative method to build vocabulary from prior knowledge, readings, schema connections, and peer to peer learning. Sentence Transformation models and develops reading fluency, vocabulary, parts of grammar (nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc.), langauge and spelling patterns and collaborative learning. 

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History of Banning California
Co-Author with Joya Baker and Geradine Ekblad

From the Forward
This book is an ongoing history of the Banning Pass Area. It is not meant to be a final, conclusive book. The information has been compiled from many sources. We have laid out the skeleton allowing the teachers and students to fill in the rest as they do their own research about particular areas of interest. After using this book if there are any additions or corrections that may be added, please contact the Curriculum office.

We would like to thank the following people and sources for their invaluable help:
McCulloh Photo Studio for their knowledge, photo archives, and processing all the photographs in the book; Banning Public Library staff; Waunnell Marlar at the Banning Chamber of Commerce; Maricarmen Ruíz at the Gilman Ranch Museum; History of Banning by Tom Hughes; Katherine Siva Saubel, Lowell Bean, and Harry Lawton at the Malki Museum.

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