Thank you exploring Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices by Lorena Germán. In this sample, read the Foreword by Django Paris, and the Introduction. Here, Lorena describes the traits and strategies of Textured Teaching and provides a walk through of the chapters in the book.

“My dream is for all of us to be doing this work in our classrooms regardless of our content area. My dream is that we will all be intentionally inclusive and restorative in our pedagogy and that in doing so we’ll be teaching in ways that inspire love and justice in our students. They will go on and strive toward equity in their roles in our society and lead the change we need so badly. They are our future and the future is sitting in front of us. We must teach like our lives depend on it.”—Lorena Germán