Drawing on their work with more than 800 teachers and administrators from more than 29 districts and two countries, Paula J. Mellom, Rebecca K. Hixon and Jodi P. Weber present a pedagogical model that challenges teachers to promote emotionally safe classroom environments, activate the assets they and their students bring to the classroom, and modify the way they plan and implement their lessons.
Mellom is the associate director of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education. Hixon is a postdoctoral research and teaching associate for CLASE. Weber is the assistant director of professional development for CLASE. CLASE is a research and development center housed within UGA’s College of Education.