In this episode, we chat with Dr. Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple, authors of 'Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation'. We discuss what it means to build a true culture of belonging, how this can lead to meaningful success and achievement, and how we can reframe our language around equity to move toward a more inclusive environment.
About Dr. Floyd Cobb from instructionalcoaching.com:
Floyd Cobb has over 20 years of experience spanning the P-20 educational continuum, holding roles as a teacher, school leader, district curriculum leader, and a statewide policy implementer. He holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. There, he is an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses on social inequality through the lenses of race, class, and gender. In 2017, Floyd was awarded the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award for excellence in teaching, which is given to one adjunct faculty member at the university. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and is the lead author of the book Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity, which focuses on dignity as a key component of equity implementation.
About John Krownapple from instructionalcoaching.com:
John Krownapple specializes in professional learning and organizational development focused on equitable change. Bringing with him over 15 years of experience as the coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion for a school district of over 50,000 students, John has published numerous articles and is the author of the book Guiding Teams to Excellence with Equity: Culturally Proficient Facilitation (Corwin, 2017) and co-author of Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The Keys to Successful Equity Implementation (Mimi & Todd Press, 2019). John has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, and district administrator. He is currently an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and educational consultant.
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