Not every child who needs support has been identified with a label and a supporting plan. Some kids find it difficult to assimilate into the predominantly white culture of school whether their schools are predominantly white or not. We don't recognize why this is true and too often we brush it off saying we have done all we can or as the problem of the child or the family.
I just read: Complex People by Daryl C Howard,PhD, and in the comfort of my living room I felt uncomfortable. Not because he is rude or disrespectful. But because he made me think in a way no one has before. Please listen to him speak about his BOND project, his approach to working with black and Brown boys and his book.
There will be more to come on this topic, with others doing similar work and also more with Dr. Howard.
Daryl Howard, Ph.D is an equity specialist whose work and research interests include race and cultural
proficiency, social emotional learning, and the triumphs & challenges of African American male
students. As chair of MSDE’s Advisory Council on Black Boys, he researches and recommends policy
and practice to decrease disproportionality and elevate achievement. Howard is co-director of The
BOND Project, an initiative focused on the recruitment, development & retention of male educators of
color, as well as empowerment of underserved male students. Howard is the author of the book,
Complex People and he can be found across social media @darylhowardphd.
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