Early Childhood Systems Building Resource Guide

SCARF Resources

“SCARF: A Brain-Based Model for Collaborating with and Influencing Others” (David Rock, 2008).
This article examines threat and reward from a social neuroscience perspective.

“SCARF Model: Influencing Others with Dr. David Rock” (David Rock, 2010).
This video introduces viewers to the SCARF model.

“SCARF Self Assessment” (Neuro Leadership Group, n.d.).
A free self assessment that helps the user understand how each domain of the SCARF model influences his or her life.

Bias Resources

“Bias Isn’t Just a Police Problem, It’s a Preschool Problem” (Cory Turner, 2016).
An NPR report shares information on a new study out of Yale that found that prekindergarten teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys expecting trouble.

“When Whites Just Don’t Get It” (Nicholas Kristof, 2014).
Nicholas Kristof examines the status of race discrimination in modern America.

“Breaking Bias Updated: The SEEDS Model” (Matthew Lieberman, David Rock, Heidi Grant Halvorson, and Christine Cox, 2015).
This article explains the SEEDS Model of cognitive bias and offers examples and solutions for mitigating bias in organizations.

The State of Science: Implicit Bias Review (Cheryl Staats, Kelly Capatosto, Lena Tenney, and Sarah Mamo, 2017).
This resource reviews scientific research on bias that was published in 2016.

Change Management

Diffusion of Innovations (5th ed.) (Everett M. Rogers, 2003).
An influential classic about how innovations take hold and become institutionalized. This resource contains open-source material.

“8-Step Process” (John Kotter, 2015).
This is a practical guide for leading and managing change and was created by a prominent thought leader.

“Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Understanding the Stages of Team Formation” (Mind Tools Content Team, n.d.).
Bruce Tuckman’s model describes the stages of becoming a team—transitioning from a group of strangers to a united group with common goals.

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (3rd ed.) (William Bridges, and Susan Bridges, 2009).
This is a practical guide for understanding and managing the change process that was created by a prominent thought leader. Several open-source materials are available on the William Bridges Associates website.