- principles of community building for inclusive classrooms
- strategies, resources, and activities that inspire and transform
- stories that illustrate inclusive classroom communities.
This companion website is designed to provide easy access to the songs referenced in Because We Can Change the World. For each song cited in the text, links are provided for you to hear the song, find and download the lyrics, and, in some cases, hear others perform the song as well. Links to the songwriters' websites and ordering information for their recordings are also included.
Also contained on this website are some additional references for cooperative games and community building activities.
The second edition has been updated to include references and resources that are current and which replace older and outdated examples and resources. The songs which were previously included at the end of the book as lead sheets have now been moved to an accessible website where readers can listen to each of the songs included in the book as well as find the complete lyrics. This should allow greater access and increase usage.
The children's literature citations have been updated to include more recent book titles. Examples of practice which support each of the key points in the book have also been updated and revised. The chapter "Working Together to Learn," has been revised so that it includes differentiated instruction, universal design for learning, multiple intelligences and cooperative learning as ways in which teachers can meet the diverse learning needs of their students within a community context. The book also includes expanded coverage of many current issues including immigration, religious oppressions, bullying, and homophobia.
A new section has been added to each chapter, "Reframing Our Work" which allows readers to engage in self-study about their own experiences, their students and their schools. Answers and discussions of these questions will allow readers to engage in professional development which is more tightly focused and to identify goals for themselves and their students more directly.