CATEGORY: Available Workshops (School), Student Supports

Mirrors and Windows

Course Access: 365 days access
Course Overview

Clerisy Architect:

Length of Workshop: 60 minutes

Workshop Description:


Danielson Framework: 1 (planning and preparation), 2 (classroom environment), 3 (instruction), 4 (professional responsibilities)

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain and identify the educational theory of Mirror and Windows.
  • Participants will analyze their current practices and identify areas in need of improvement.
  • Participants will create ways to add mirrors and windows into their teaching pedagogy & curriculum.


Publications Highlighted:

Style, Emily. “Curriculum as Windows and Mirrors.” National SEED Project.“Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Understood. Literacy Association. (2017). Characteristics of culturally sustaining and academically rigorous classrooms [Literacy leadership brief]. Newark, DE: Author., Camile. “Three ways educational leaders use the Mirror Window Effect.” Learning Science International. April, 13 2021., Violet J.. “In Praise of scholarly Force: Rudine Sims Bishop.” National Council of Teachers of English. 2007,“The Essentials and Foundations of Multicultural Children’s Literature.’“Build Your Stack: The Power of Names: Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors.” National Council of Teachers of English. August 12, 2020. , Jennifer. “Books as Mirrors and Windows.”  ASCA School Counselor. January 1, 2021., A.W. (2000). Breaking down barriers that disenfranchise African American adolescent readers in low- level tracks. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 44(1), 52–64; Sharma, Sue. Christ, Tanya. “Five Steps Toward Successful Culturally Relevant Text Selection and Integration.” The Reading Teacher. 2017/08/14, Natasha.  “Opening Up New Perspectives With Literature.” Edutopia. May 15, 2018.“Teaching Your Students to Use Accountable Talk.” The Classroom Nook,,understanding%20what%20others%20are%20saying.; “9 Tips for Planning Difficult Conversations in the Classroom” December 18, 2020.“Using Literature Circles in the Upper Elementary Classroom.” The Classroom Nook.“Let’s talk! | Discussing race, racism and other difficult topics with students 3” Teaching Tolerance.

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