José Cordero

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“Putting students’ lives at the center of the curriculum tells them they matter- their lives, their ancestors’ lives are important.”

Linda Christensen, Teaching for Joy and Justice

José Cordero

José Cordero has twelve years experience teaching early elementary school.  He develops diversity enrichment curriculum for younger elementary students, primarily five and six-year-olds.  His curriculum units include: teaching slavery through stories of resistance, a non-exclusion social curricula based on Vivian Paley’s “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play,” and a unit on Puerto Rican history and cooking.  He is the author of a series of story books designed to build empathy in his students. José is also a gifted musician and incorporates music from around the world into his classroom.  He has a published CD of sing-a-long songs for children that features songs of the Civil Rights Movement. Outside the classroom José is a Floortime play therapy and Tomatis practitioner who works with individuals on the autism spectrum to increase capacity for interaction.  He is a faculty group facilitator trained in the Critical Friends Group method of professional learning and community development. He has facilitated affinity groups for international and mixed racial family adoptees at the People of Color Conference. 



The information and experiences provided were revealing and relevant and real. You talk about diversity in a way that allows for people to hear the message and its importance for our children.

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