PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University faculty member Sally Brownfield, a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe, has written a book for teachers entitled “Motivating Native American Students.”
The publication offers advice for teachers about curriculum and classroom relationships, said Brownfield, who also teaches children’s literature courses at WSU.
About 500 copies of the book have been distributed to educators across the state, and due to its popularity and effectiveness, is already in reprint, said Mea Moore, director of CO-TEACH. A federally-funded project, CO-TEACH is designed to build partnerships between WSU’s teacher preparation program and grades K-12 high-needs schools statewide.
Brownfield has been teaching at Hood Canal School on the Skokomish Indian Reservation since 1987 and is a teacher-in-residence at WSU’s College of Education.