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Jeff Sapp, Ed.D.

Title: Professor, Teacher Education

Department: Teacher Education

Office: COE 1453
Phone Extension: x3721
Email Username: jsapp

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Books

  • Sapp, J. (2006). Rhinos and raspberries: Stories & activities for young peacemakers (forward by Lois Lowry). Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Sapp, J. (2005). One survivor remembers: The Holocaust story of survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein. Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Holladay, J., Williams, D., Sapp, J., Jackson, C., Brooks, L., Kilman, C., et al. (eds.). (2005). Speak up! Responding to everyday bigotry. Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2002). Teaching reading through balanced literacy. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa International.


 

Chapters in Books

  • Sapp, J. (in review). Juliette Hampton Morgan: Becoming a white anti-racist educator. Critical multicultural lesson plans: Teaching for social justice activism.
  • Sapp, J. (in review). More is caught than taught: How I learned in school that I was poor. Why us: A compilation of writings by Pre-K-12 teachers and educators that inform, enlighten, and celebrate experiences within the PreK-12 classroom. The National Association of Multicultural Education.
  • Sapp, J. (2007). James Baldwin. In G. L. Anderson & K. Herr (Eds.), Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. Thousand Oak, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Encyclopedia of Activism
  • Sapp, J. (2007). Nonviolence and activism. In G. L. Anderson & K. Herr (Eds.), Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. Thousand Oak, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Sapp, J. (2007). White Privilege. In G. L. Anderson & K. Herr (Eds.), Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. Thousand Oak, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Sapp, J. (2007). Teaching tolerance: A project of the southern poverty law center. Multicultural Approaches to Family and Community Violence Prevention – A National Perspective. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
  • Bryan, P., Cardinal, D., Gaunty-Porter, D., Osborn, J., Sapp, J., Soohoo, S., Weston, S., and Wilson, T. (2004). Can we talk about collaboration? Essays on Urban Education: Critical Consciousness, Collaboration and the Self. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
    Essays in Urban Education
  • Sapp, J. (2004). The curriculum of the self: Critical self-knowing as critical pedagogy. Essays on Urban Education: Critical Consciousness, Collaboration and the Self. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.


 

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Sapp, J. (in review). The house of mirrors: Images of pre-credential gay and lesbian teachers. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education.
  • He, M. F., Smith, G. P., Sapp, J., Taylor, P., and Bryant, E. (in press). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
  • Sapp, J. (2007). An invited review of The trouble with diversity: How we learned to love identity and ignore inequality by Walter Benn Michaels. Teachers College Record, July 18, 2007 www.tcrecord.org.
  • Trouble with Diversity
  • He, M. F., Smith, G. P., Sapp, J., Taylor, P., and Bryant, E. (2007). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 9(2), pp. 56-64.
  • He, M. F., Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., Sapp, J., and Taylor, P. (2007). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 9(1), pp. 55-60.
  • He, M. F., Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., Taylor, P., and Sapp, J. (2006). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 8(4), pp. 55-63.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., and Sapp, J. (2006). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 8(3), pp. 61-69.
  • Sapp, J. (2006). Socrates, Plato, Eric and Guys Like Me: Remembering Eric Rofes (1954-2006). Rethinking Schools. 21(1), p. 30.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., and Sapp, J. (2006). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 8(2), pp. 53-64.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., and Sapp, J. (2006). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 8(1), pp. 59-66.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., and Sapp, J. (2005). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 7(4), pp. 59-62.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., Howell, L., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., Sapp, J., Botelho, M. J., and Duarte, S. (2005). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 7(3), pp. 57-66.
  • Smith, G. P., Bryant, E., Howell, L., He, M. F., Morris, P., Taylor, P., Sapp, J., Botelho, M. J., and Duarte, S. (2005). Guide to New Resources. Multicultural Perspectives: An Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education. 7(2), pp. 56-66.
  • Sapp, J. (2003). Transcendent education: A spirit of community. Multicultural Education, 10(4), pp. 2-8.
  • Sapp, J. (2001). The interconnection between personal liberation and social change. Multicultural Education, 9(1), pp. 16-22.
  • Sapp, J. (2001). Self-knowing as social justice. Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice. 14(4), pp. 17-28.


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    Other Publications

    • Sapp, J. and Esposito, K. (in review). The you rose. The blue rose.
    • Murrey, D. & Sapp, J. (2008). Making numbers count: How social justice math can help students transform people, politics, and communities. Teaching Tolerance. 33.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (in press). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance.
    • Sapp, J. (in press). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance.
    • Holladay, J., Grant, C., Irvine, J. J., Sleeter, C., Hunt, H., Gorski, P., Sapp, J., Holladay, J. M., and Beirich, H. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of domestic poverty. November 6, 2007 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Mix it up curriculum guide. October 29, 2007 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J., Brooks, L., Briggs, S., Davis, R., Holladay, J., and Erbe, N. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of conflict resolution. October 4, 2007 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Holladay, J., Briggs, S., Davis, R., English, T., Brooks, L., and Sapp, J. (2007). Six lessons from Jena: What every school and educator can learn from the events in Jena. September 27, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2007). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 32, 10-15.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 32, 57-61.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Join hands: Protest the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi. May 30, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of Closing the school year. May 30, 2007 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Banks, J., Cummins, J., Christian, D., Collier, V., Cortes, C., Crawford, J, et al. (2007). Annotated bibliography of recommended professional literature: Educational interventions for English learners. Sacramento, CA: California Department of Education.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). The first amendment: A comprehensive curriculum for grades 7-12. For the Anti-Defamation League’s Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bias Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Educators. www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/spring_2007/.
    • Holladay, J., Kilman, C., Rogers, T., Sapp, J., Thomason, R., and Williams, V. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of sexual orientation. March 19, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Nursery rhyme raps! March 7, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Jackson, C., Bradford, I., English, T., Holladay, J., Kilman, C., Raven, L., Sapp, J., Thomason, R., and Williams, V. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of hip hop. March 7, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Teaching as a subversive act. February 21, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Holladay, J., Akopyan, Y., Aronson, J., Bigelow, B., Christensen, L., English, T., et al. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of testing season. February 21, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. and Aguilar, J. (2007). Ryan Fournier: Openly gay student body president at OSU. February 15, 2007 for www.campuspride.net.
    • Kilman, C., Bradford, I., Brooks, L., English, T., Holladay, J., Jackson, C., Sapp, J. and Thomason, R. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of Women’s history month. February 4, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Grandmother of 6: Media portrayals of gender in politics. February 4, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Jackson, C., Bradford, I., English, T., Holladay, J., Kilman, C, Sapp, J., and Thomason, R. (2007). Anti-bias curriculum: The ABCs of black history month. January 22, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Crocodile and Ghost Bat Have a Hullabaloo: An Australian Tale of Name-Calling. January 11, 2007 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2007). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 30, 12-17.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 31, 57-61.
    • Sapp, J. (2007). Crocodile and Ghost Bat Have a Hullabaloo: An Australian Tale of Name-Calling. Teaching Tolerance, 31, 62-63.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Socrates, Plato, Eric and Guys Like Me: Remembering Eric Rofes (1954-2006). Newsletter of the California council on teacher education. 17(4), p. 26.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Mixing it up in California: All the world’s a stage. November 15, 2006 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Crocodile and ghost bat have a hullabaloo: An Australian tale of name-calling. Rhinos and raspberries: Stories & activities for young peacemakers. Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. September 25, 2006 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Juliette Hampton Morgan: Becoming a white anti-racist educator. September 18, 2006 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. & Kagan, S. (2006, Fall). Increasing classroom race relations through cooperative learning. Teaching Tolerance, 30, 51-54.
    • Sapp, J. (2006, Fall). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 30, 57-61.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). The ABCs of building community: Anti-bias curriculum. August 15, 2006 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Esera Tuaolo: Gay in the national football league. April 15, 2006 for www.campuspride.net.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). The story of Juliette Hampton Morgan: Becoming a white anti-racist activist. Montgomery, AL: The Civil Rights Memorial Center.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Making friends, being friends: Cooperative conversations for grades K-6. February 3, 2006 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2006). Cooperative comics: Using comics to confront difficult issues at school. January 6, 2006 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. & O’Brien, C. (eds.). (2006, Spring). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 29, 10-15.
    • Sapp, J. (2006, Spring). Totally us. Teaching Tolerance, 29, 23.
    • Sapp, J. (2006, Spring). Rigor + support = success: A formula for educating children in poverty. Teaching Tolerance, 29, 44-49.
    • Sapp, J. (2006, Spring). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 29, 58-63.
    • Sapp, J. (2006, Spring). Wildcat goes a-bragging: An Appalachian tale. Teaching Tolerance, 29, 64.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). America’s civil rights movement. December 29, 2005 for www.lessonplanet.com.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Mix it up: Sweetwater intermediate school in Texas. November 15, 2005 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Campus activism: Gay and greek. October 26, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Mix it up: Welcoming gulf coast students. October 5, 2005 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Teaching tolerance and believing in the whole person. October 3, 2005 for http://parentadvocates.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Teaching Katrina: A critical curricula review. September 16, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Hurricane Katrina: Images in action. September 2, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Lesson plan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder. August 26, 2005 for www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Emmett Till: A classroom sonnet. August 25, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). One world poster set curriculum guide. Teaching Tolerance.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2005, Fall). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 10-15.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). A journal can be anything. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 21.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). Gerda Weissmann Klein: One survivor keeps remembering. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 50-55.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). Gerda Weissmann Klein: Lesson Plan on Twenty Pounds. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 56.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). Immigration: What borders have you crossed? Teaching Tolerance, 28, 31.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 58-63.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Fall). The clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal. Retelling of Idries Shah’s tale published by Hoopoe Books. Teaching Tolerance, 28, 64.
    • Jensen, E. and Sapp, J. (2005). Brain Based Research Support. CD-ROM. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). A queer timeline: Life after Jerry Falwell. May 16, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). With, not for: Adults helping vs. hindering youth. February 9, 2005 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Internet filters block ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian.’ February 1, 2005 for www.safeschoolscoalition.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Seeking a common language: How do we get glbtq people and religious people to dialogue? January 31, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Internet filters block ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian.’ January 24, 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2005). Mighty times the children’s march: Teacher’s guide for the 2005 Academy Award winning documentary. Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Spring). Learning from hate mail. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 5.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2005, Spring). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 10-15.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Spring). Music and the civil rights movement: The children’s march preview. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 16-17.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Spring). Body, mind & spirit: Holistic educators seek authentic connections with students, subjects, colleagues and the world. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 24-29.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Spring). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 58-63.
    • Sapp, J. (2005, Spring). The tail of the dog. Retelling of Victor Montejo’s folktale from The Bird Who Cleans the World published by Curbstone Press. Teaching Tolerance, 27, 64.
    • Sapp, J. & Willoughby, B. (eds.). (2005). The power of words: Examining the language of ethnic, gender and sexual orientation bias. Spring 2005 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). What can Santa teach us about stereotypes? December 2004 for www.teachingtolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). World majority teenagers mix it up in California. November 17, 2004 for www.mixitup.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). American’s civil rights movement: Teacher’s guide for the 1995 Academy Award winning documentary – a time for justice. Montgomery, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center.
    • Sapp, J. (ed.). (2004, Fall). Teacher’s activity exchange. Teaching Tolerance, 26, 8-13.
    • Sapp, J. (2004, Fall). Teaching tools: Multicultural resource reviews. Teaching Tolerance, 26, 58-63.
    • Sapp, J. (2004, Fall). How the orca came to be. Retelling of Anne Cameron’s Orca’s song published by Harbour Publishing. Teaching Tolerance, 26, 64.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). Say no to hate: Tolerance takes a victory lap. October 18, 2004 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). Ready or not: A coming out story. October 8, 2004 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). The southern poverty law center’s summer reading program: Dive into summer reading (Interview with Mem Fox). June 2, 2004 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Sapp, J. (2004). Coming out against biased language. May 18, 2004 for www.tolerance.org.
    • Jensen, E., Sapp, J., Brooks, C., & Claus, K. (2002). How the student brain learns. CD-ROM. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.
    • Jensen, E., Sapp, J., Brooks, C., & Claus, K. (2002). Memory and recall made simple. CD-ROM. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.


     

    Selected Presentations: International

    • 2004 Building education on the new science of learning. Panel discussion with George Negus, Mem Fox, Katie Claus, Randall Clinch, Derek Hedgcock and Eric Jensen at The Brain Expo Down Under Conference (Adelaide, South Australia. April 14-17, 2004).
    • 2004 Applications of brain-compatible learning in the classroom. Invited Keynote Address at The Brain Expo Down Under Conference (Adelaide, South Australia. April 14-17, 2004).
    • 2004 Teacher stress and burnout. Invited speaker at The Brain Expo Down Under Conference (Adelaide, South Australia. April 14-17, 2004).
    • 2003 Queering teacher education: Addressing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer issues in teacher education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference (Chicago, IL. April 21-25, 2003).
    • 2001 The oppressor and the oppressed. Group presentation with Don Cardinal, Rosemary Fahey, Dolores Gaunty-Porter, Suzanne SooHoo, and Tom Wilson at The Association of People with Severe Disabilities - TASH Conference (Anaheim, CA. November 14-17, 2001).
    • 2001 Thinking through collaboration: Change, ethics, and aesthetics. Group presentation with Penny Bryan, Don Cardinal, Dolores Gaunty-Porter, Jan Osborn, Suzanne SooHoo, and Tom Wilson at the 27th Annual Association for Moral Education Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 25-28, 2001).
    • 2001 Working to end homophobia: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and straight allies in K-12 and higher education working together. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference (Seattle, WA. April, 2001).


     

    Selected Presentations: National

    • 2006 Holocaust Survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein. Invited keynote speaker at The Middle Level Leadership in Education Conference (Las Vegas, NV March 8-10, 2006).
    • 2006 Teaching tolerance through primary sources. Invited speaker for two sessions at The Middle Level Leadership in Education Conference (Las Vegas, NV March 8-10, 2006).
    • 2005 The children’s march: A civil rights curriculum. Co-presenter with Lecia Brooks at The Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner Living Memorial Civil Rights Education Summit and UNESCO-s Break the Silence Project Conference (Philadelphia, MS. June 22-24, 2005).
    • 2004 Evaluating anti-bias education media. Group presentation with Ellen Hofheimer Bettmann, Esther Hurh, Bill Madden-Fuoco and Bob Kim at the 2nd Annual Conference on Anti-Bias Education Programs (Tempe, AZ. June 10-13, 2004).
    • 2003 Introduction to brain-compatible learning: Research & evaluation. Invited speaker at The National Association of Year Round Educators Conference (San Diego, CA. February, 2003).
    • 2002 Introduction to brain-compatible learning. Invited speaker at The National Association of Year Round Educators Conference (San Diego, CA. February 13, 2002).
    • 2002 Stress: It’s impact on our brain and our work. Conference presentation at The Brain Expo Conference (San Diego, CA. January 19-22, 2002).
    • 2001 Introduction to brain-compatible learning. Invited speaker for two sessions at National Association of Year Round Educators Conference (Las Vegas, NV. February 10-14, 2001).
    • 2000 Relationships: Where the spirituality of education and critical pedagogy meet at Going Public with Spirituality in Work and Higher Education Conference (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, June 4-6, 2000.)


     

    Selected Presentations: State

    • 2006 Teaching tolerance for pre-service educators. Invited speaker at Kennesaw University Pre-Service Educator Conference (Kennesaw, GA. February 21, 2006).
    • 2003 Brain-compatible learning in the higher education classroom. Invited speaker at Pima Community College Faculty Learning Academy (Tucson, AZ. August 5, 2003).
    • 2003 What administrators can do to facilitate brain-compatible learning in their schools. Leadership Conference for Alhambra Unified School District (Sedona, Arizona. July 31, 2003).
    • 2003 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at two Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conferences for teachers grades K-12 (Sacramento, CA. March 29 and April 5, 2003).
    • 2003 The fragile brain. Invited speaker at two Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conferences for teachers grades K-12 (Sacramento, CA. January 11 and February 1, 2003).
    • 2003 Graphic organizers in the higher education classroom. Invited speaker at Pima Community College Faculty Learning Academy (Tucson, AZ. March 28, 2003).
    • 2003 Stress and the brain. Invited speaker at two Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conferences for teachers grades K-12 (Sacramento, CA. November 2 and December 1, 2003).
    • 2002 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conference for teachers grades 7-12 (Sacramento, CA. February 2, 2002).
    • 2002 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conference for teachers grades K-6 (Sacramento, CA. January 12, 2002).
    • 2001 Increasing rigor through writing: A brain-compatible perspective. Invited speaker at the Orange County Advancement Through Individual Determination (AVID) Conference (Anaheim, CA. November 29, 2001).
    • 2001 Increasing rigor through writing: A brain-compatible perspective. Invited speaker at the San Diego Advancement Through Individual Determination (AVID) Conference (San Diego, CA: November 6, 2001).
    • 2001 The Fragile Brain. Invited speaker at The North Valley Schools 6th Annual Teacher’s Conference (San Francisco, CA. October 26, 2001).
    • 2001 Brain-compatible learning in the higher education classroom. Invited speaker at Pima Community College Faculty Learning Academy (Tucson, AZ. August 13, 2001).
    • 2001 Brain-compatible learning and strategies for secondary students. Invited speaker at the San Diego County AVID Coordinators’ Conference (San Diego, CA. May 2, 2001).
    • 2001 Brain-compatible learning and strategies for secondary students. Invited speaker at the Orange County AVID Coordinators’ Conference (Anaheim, CA. May 10, 2001).
    • 2001 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conference for teachers grades 7-12 (Sacramento, CA. January 13, 2001).
    • 2001 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento Beginning Teacher and Support Assessment (BTSA) Conference for teachers grades K-6 (Sacramento, CA. February 3, 2001).
    • 2000 Brain-compatible learning in the university classroom. Invited speaker at California State University, Stanislaus’ Instructional Institute (Stanislaus, CA. February 10, 2000).
    • 2000 Brain-compatible learning: An advanced session. Invited speaker at The North Valley Schools 5th Annual Teacher’s Conference (San Francisco, CA: October 26-27, 2000).
    • 1999 Brain-compatible learning in the special education classroom at The North Valley Schools 4th Annual Teacher’s Conference (San Francisco, CA. October 7-8, 1999).
    • 1999 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento BTSA Conference for teachers grades 7-12 (Sacramento, CA. January, 1999).
    • 1999 Engaging and supporting all students in learning: A brain-based perspective. Invited speaker at Sacramento BTSA Conference for teachers grades K-6 (Sacramento, CA. February, 1999).
    • 1998 Literacy and the Brain at the California Reading Association Conference (Sacramento, CA. November 4-7, 1998).
    • 1998 Storytelling Through the Standards. Conference Storyteller at California Council for the Education of Teachers Conference (San Diego, CA. October 29-31, 1998).


     

    Selected Presentations: Local

    • 2006 Invited Commencement Speaker. The four matches that will set your world on fire. Olney Friends School (Barnsville, OH. June 3, 2006).
    • 2005 Be able to dare: Teaching that rocks the boat. Invited full day seminar at Project I-TEACH in the School of Education at Chapman University (Orange, CA. November 19, 2005).
    • 2005 Multicultural Education. Invited presentation at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA. September 30, 2005).
    • 2004 Multicultural Education. Invited presentation at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA. October 1, 2004).
    • 2004 Diversity matters. Invited workshop presentations at Alabama SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) State Conference. (Montgomery, AL. March 13, 2004).
    • 2003 Introduction to brain-compatible learning. Invited speaker for the Orange County Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement. (Costa Mesa, CA. April 8, 2003).
    • 2003 We will find our way: An affirmation for orange county’s PFLAG. Invited speaker at the 25th Conference for Orange County’s PFLAG. (Disneyland Resort. April 1, 2003).
    • 2003 Language Matters. Invited speaker for Fullerton College’s President Performance of The Laramie Project. (Fullerton, CA. November, 2003).
    • 2002 Introduction to brain-compatible learning. Invited speaker for AmeriCorps Teachers (Orange, CA. February 8, 2002).
    • 2000 Appreciating diversity: LGBTQ issues in education. Co-coordinator of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Conference at Chapman University (Orange, CA. November 4, 2000).
    • 2000 Creating Safe Schools for the Dignity of All at the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Los Angeles Diversity Conference (Polytechnic School, Pasadena. March 25, 2000).
    • 2000 Journal Your Way to Leadership at Los Angeles County’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Student Conference. (LaVerne University. April 19, 2000).
    • 1999 Appreciating Diversity: Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education. Co-Chaired of this Conference put on by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Orange County (Chapman University, Orange, CA. May 1, 1999).
    • 1996 Launching Literature Circles at the South Bay Area Reading Council’s Thirteenth Annual Conference on Literacy (Torrance, CA. September 19, 1996).
    • 1995 Interactive Dialogue Journals at the South Bay Area Reading Council’s Twelfth Annual Conference on Literacy. (Lennox, CA. March 4, 1995).
    • 1994 Models of Pride Conference at Occidental College. Faculty Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA. October 15, 1994).


     

    Awards and Honors

    • 2007 Association of Educational Publishers Golden Lamp Award for Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early Grades
    • 2007 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Periodical of the Year, Teaching Tolerance Magazine
    • 2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Periodical of the Year, Teaching Tolerance Magazine
    • 2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Most Improved Publication, Teaching Tolerance Magazine
    • 2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Instructional Materials/Comprehensive Curriculum Package Might Times: The Children’s March
    • 2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Design/Whole Publication Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry
    • 2006 Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award Editorial/Instructional Materials Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry
    • 2006 American InHouse Design Awards Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Issue #28
    • 2006 American InHouse Design Awards Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Issue #29
    • 2006 American InHouse Design Awards Packaging One Survivor Remembers
    • 2006 HOW Design International Award Primary Documents One Survivor Remembers
    • 2005 Academy Award Best Documentary Short Subject Might Times: The Children’s March
    • 2005 Emmy Award Might Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
    • 2004 Webby Award Best Activist Site on the Internet Tolerance.org
    • 2003 Chapman University Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Faculty Honors Convocation
    • 1990 West Virginia University Swiger Fellowship Award Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant


     

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