Zaretta Hammond

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Zaretta Hammond has provided professional development and teaching strategies to close the achievement gap for African-American and Latino students. She's worked as a professional development specialist and as a curriculum developer for the National Equity Project based in Oakland, Calif. Literacy, culturally responsive pedagogy, evaluation, teacher change initiatives and collaborative partnerships are among her areas of expertise. Zaretta has taught writing at the high school and community college levels. She currently writes a blog at Ready4Rigor.com and has completed her first book on culturally responsive pedagogy.


Pages authored by Zaretta Hammond

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What’s Your Plan for Managing Difference? I recently worked with a group of teachers to build culturally responsive toolkits. One was having trouble deciding how to manage all the...
The Neuroscience of Call and Response In my last post, I talked about using call and response to deepen learning. Whether you use call and response for academic review or to encourage...
Mindfulness Helps Reduce Unequal Discipline Editor’s Note: This blog was first published at www.Ready4Rigor.com on March 3, 2013 and posted here with permission. Last week I joined a group of...
Five Things Not to Do During Black History Month Editor’s Note: This blog was first published at www.Ready4Rigor.com on Feb. 5, 2013 and posted here with permission. It happens every February. Yep...
Four Black History Month Must-Haves Editor’s Note: This blog was first published at www.Ready4Rigor.com on Feb. 15, 2013 and posted here with permission. Even though we are coming to...
Cultural Responsiveness Starts with Real Caring Editor’s Note: This blog was first published at www.Ready4Rigor.com on Oct. 4, 2012 and posted here with permission.   “If you can...