Teacher Educators as Critical Storytellers includes Part 3: Native American Perspectives: Indigeneity Is Not A Race.Three chapters with the following titles discuss a Native American perspective: “The Moon Will Tell Us When It Will Rain”: Aesthetics of Grandmothers’ Pedagogies by Amanda R. Tachine who is Diné from Ganado, Arizona. She is Náneesht'ézhí Táchii'nii (Zuni Red Running into Water clan) born for Tl'izilani (Many Goats clan). Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Tábaahí (Water's Edge) and her paternal grandfather's clan is Ashiihi (Salt); Reclaiming Our Position as the Most Important Educators of Our Native Children by Jameson D. Lopez, is an enrolled member of the Quechan tribe located in Fort Yuma, California; and Honoring My (Academic) Matriarchs by Theresa Stewart-Ambo, who is a Tongva/Luiseno woman. This book contends that effective teachers can be both “windows” and “mirrors” for students. Teachers should reflect the student population in racial and cultural terms while also serving as windows for students to see opportunities that lie outside of their immediate circumstances. Employing a critical storytelling framework, respected scholars share the teaching practices of influential teachers that they learned from. Chapter authors are diverse teacher educators from the fields of education, educational psychology, administration, policy, and curriculum and instruction. Each storyteller identifies key concepts and principles that explain why the selected teacher was so memorably effective. This inspirational volume provides a series of templates that help pinpoint the attitudes and behaviours of those teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of their students.
Edited By: Antonio L. Ellis, Nicholas D. Hartlep, Gloria Ladson-Billings, David O. Stovall Foreword By: Leslie T. Fenwick