The COVID 19 pandemic has illuminated deep-seated structural inequities in our schools and across society. More than ever, education leaders are being challenged to take action to disrupt the institutional racism that undergirds many of our longstanding policies and practices. Our students are challenging us to step up and be antiracists who commit to the uncompromising belief all children can learn and deserve an exceptional education. With over 10 years of experience leading the Institute for Courageous Principal Leadership, the authors guide leaders as they expand their racial consciousness through self-reflection. They also provide the tools needed to counter implicit bias and resistance. Grounded in research, but written in practitioner-friendly language, this book focuses on systemic leadership and institutional failures as the source of predictable student outcomes. It leverages research and theory to create a process for principals to build racially equitable practices and navigates the politics of leadership without compromising student achievement. In this book you’ll find: practical and printable, research-based tools that guide you on how to implement culturally responsive teaching in your context; case studies and reflection exercises to help identify implicit bias in your work and mitigate deficit-based thinking; authentic classroom video clips in each chapter to show you what culturally responsive teaching actually looks like in practice; and hand-drawn sketch note graphics that spotlight key concepts, reinforce central themes, and engage you with eye-catching and memorable illustrations.