This article is a good introduction to the topic. It includes a self-quiz for teachers and succinct summaries on ‘How Culture Affects Behavior”, “How to Build a Buffer Against Biases,” “Positive Communication with Parents,”and a list of resources. I consider it a must-read for any teacher who has not seriously considered the issue (and given their own biases careful thought) or for a teacher new to a diverse school or class. I like the short length, and the easy-to-implement steps.
This online training product contains three modules of self-paced activities and reading material. The content includes facing one’s own biases; how diversity relates to child development; and strategies for discussing child development with parents of different backgrounds. Especially important is the focus on learning about how "implicit bias" affects young children in educational settings.
This book, available from Amazon, shows teachers how to “recognize and build on the rich resources for enhancing school learning that exist within culturally and linguistically diverse families.” Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback, it should be made available to all teachers.
This somewhat lengthy 2014 article focuses on trust, culture, and family involvement. It reviews current research, offers clear strategies for engaging families, and concludes with real-life examples that will spark ideas for implementation. This could easily be converted into a professional development course - it is thorough, research-based, succinctly explains nine obstacles to strong family/school relationship, and then continues with nearly 30 tips on how to lay a foundation of trust.