The Equity & Social Justice Education 50 with Baruti Kafele

Welcome to a can’t-miss conversation with Principal Baruti Kafele, author of seven best-selling books, including the topic of today’s episode: The Equity & Social Justice Education 50.
The discussion includes:
  •  Equity vs. Equality — the strategy vs. the goal and why it matters
  •  Does my presence positively alter the trajectory of my students?
  •  The personal nature of this work and this book. How Principal Kafele learned to share his story to the benefit of his students.
  •  How do I ensure that no student is invisible in my classroom?
  •  Becoming credible to your students
  •  “I want my readers to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and uncomfortable with being comfortable.”
  •  The Big 3: Individuality, Identity, and Voice. Why these are non-negotiables in every classroom.
  •  Social justice education — What is it and how do we make it practical?
  •  The leader’s role in making equity work resilient

Principal Kafele’s recommendations:
  •  Before the Mayflower — Lerone Bennett, Jr.
  •  From Slavery to Freedom — John Hope Franklin and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
  • The Mis-Education of the Negro — Carter G. Woodson
  •  Introduction to African Civilizations — John G. Jackson
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About our guest
One of the most sought-after school leadership and classroom equity presenters in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools! He has delivered over 2500 conference and program keynotes, professional development workshops, parenting seminars and student assemblies over his 35 years of public speaking. An expert in the area of “attitude transformation,” Principal Kafele is the leading authority on providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing what he coined, the "Attitude Gap.” He has authored twelve books, including seven ASCD best-sellers. Follow Principal Kafele online:
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or LinkedIn.

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Baruti Kafele
Baruti Kafele
One of the most sought-after principal leadership, assistant principal leadership and classroom equity presenters in America, with a particular focus on "Closing the Attitude Gap" in America's classrooms.
The Equity & Social Justice Education 50 with Baruti Kafele