The Research that Informs our Work

AMAZE's programs are research based. Our curricula is built upon the intersections of anti-bias education theory, social emotional learning, and the 4R's of bullying prevention.  In all of our curriculum guides, we offer a comprehensive summary of social and educational research points that underscore the importance of initiating conversations about identity, respect across differences, and addressing instances of bias and mistreatment.

Here are some of the resources that inform our work

  • Developing Habits of Mind in Elementary Schools by Karen Boyes and Graham Watts
  • Restitution: Restructuring School Discipline (2nd Ed.) by Diane Chelsom Gossen
  • Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves by Louise Derman-Sparks
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • Youth Voice Project by Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon
  • The Quality School by William Glasser
  • Creating the Conditions by Diane Gossen & Judy Anderson
  • Making Differentiation a Habit by Diane Heacox
  • The Pedagogy of Confidence by Yvette Jackson
  • Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen
  • Research Before you Teach by Paula Prentis, Chris Parrott & Amy Smith
  • Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do by Claude Steele
  • Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice by Patricia Wolfe