Transform old-school "Diversity Training" into Book Club & Keynote
Join the many institutions and organizations that are using The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World or The Mindfulness Effect: an unexpected path to healing, connection, & social justice as an an all-campus or all-organization read! Samuels is available to come to you to facilitate a book club discussion before or after your organization has read the book.
The Culturally Inclusive Educator:
Preparing for a Multicultural World
Dena R. Samuels, PhD
(Columbia University’s Teachers College Press, 2014)
About "The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World"
The Culturally Inclusive Educator asks educators to consider what they can do differently to create a welcoming, inclusive, and exciting environment for the 21st century. Based on the author’s national research and consulting work, this book examines the discrepancy between the current educational cultural climate and the need for educators and their institutions to prepare for a growing multicultural population. It asks what constitutes effective preparation, and provides guidance on overcoming personal and institutional challenges to cultural inclusiveness (stereotype threat, microaggressions, colorblindness/identity-blindness, implicit bias, among others). Samuels begins with the challenges facing the higher education community and then offers 8 transformative steps to help build cultural inclusiveness that any educator teaching any subject can utilize to increase their effectiveness. Culturally inclusive leadership is highlighted as the model for educators and institutions to embrace to become successful in today’s world.
The Mindfulness Effect
How can mindfulness change your life, and your impact on the world? In addition to challenging and dismantling systemic inequalities we are facing globally, we must also reflect on ourselves, our life’s purpose, and the effect our social identities have on us and on others. Unpacking our social conditioning and the systemic inequalities that frame society allows us to discover what might be keeping us from fulfilling our life’s potential and from deeply connecting with others. Building authentic relationships across cultural differences is an antidote to social injustice, provides us with a sense of belonging, and paves the way for a richer, more rewarding life. Offering 25 mindfulness practices and activities, The Mindfulness Effect provides specific strategies for healing, empowerment, and social justice so that we can live our lives fully and freely, with intention, connection, excellence, innovation, and meaning.