Zaretta Hammond is a teacher educator and the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. She has a passion for books and teaching reading. She blogs at

Articles by Zaretta

Is Implicit Bias Racist?

Three things every teacher should know about implicit bias and the brain.

What’s Your Plan for Managing Difference?

Need tips for managing the dynamics of a multicultural, multiracial class? Here are four ideas to help you put a plan in place.

Mindfulness Helps Reduce Unequal Discipline

Mindfulness a not only a great tool to help students focus, but it also helps educators to be more culturally responsive.

Five Things Not to Do During Black History Month

Careful planning, thoughtfulness and alliances will help educators avoid the pitfalls of Black History Month.

Four Black History Month Must-Haves

It’s not too late to put the best practices into place for honoring Black History Month in February and throughout the year.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Applications Are Now Live for LFJ Teaching Hard History Fall 2022 Cohorts

Teaching Hard History Professional Learning Cohorts provide educators the chance to deeply engage with Learning for Justice Teaching Hard History: American Slavery framework, collaborate with LFJ staff and 25 other cohort members across the country, and gain insights and feedback on implementation—all at no cost. Submit your application today!

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