Creating conditions where connection occurs and factors like race, geography, and income do not predict belonging and thriving

Equity Web-09

DEVELOP EQUITY VOCABULARY

DEVELOP EQUITY

VOCABULARY

How can I become more comfortable identifying and talking about inequity?

LEARN

"Here's what to do when discussions on race and equity issues stall," from ASCD's Educational Leadership

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Hone your listening to see and address inequity, from ASCD's Educational Leadership

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A White Assistant Principal of a New York City elementary school shares how being able to talk about race impacts students and schools, from CityLimits.org

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From Cultural Organizing, an exploration of the meaning and implications of the well-known "equity vs. equality" graphic

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Listen to Ijeoma Oluo discuss why it's so hard talk about race and why we must do it anyway, from 'Talks at Google'

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PRACTICE

Read and then lead discussions of thoughtfully curated books to deepen your understanding of race, racism, and equity, from the ClearTheAir community

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Read these quotations from National School Reform Faculty and reflect on what it really means to do equity work

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An activity to "examine some of the tough questions that arise when educators act to address equity," from School Reform Initiative

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BUILD EMPATHY MUSCLE

BUILD EMPATHY

MUSCLE

How do I adopt an asset-based perspective of differences?

LEARN

What is The Belief Gap and how do we address it? From EducationPost.org

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This article from AdvancED discusses two types of empathy and how to practice the type that leads to transformational practice and increased educational justice, rather than perpetuating inequities.

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From Brown University’s Voices in Education magazine, a middle school science teacher in Denver, Colorado, shares how he finds success using restorative approaches that focus on empathy rather than punitive zero-tolerance school discipline policies.

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PRACTICE

Surface patterns of negative thinking about students and use four steps to reframe, from Educational Leadership

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A creative activity from the Center for Story-Based Strategy for exploring equality, equity, and liberation

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A card deck from a collaboration between the Stanford d.school’s K12Lab and The National Equity Project that guides you through the Liberatory Design Process, Mindsets, and “Do Nows.”

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Use this worksheet from the University of Michigan to identify and reflect on the various ways you "identify socially, how those identities become visible or more keenly felt at different times, and how those identities impact the ways others perceive or treat" you

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EMBRACE YOUR ROLE

EMBRACE

YOUR ROLE

What is my role in perpetuating inequity? How do I promote equity, instead?

LEARN

In one of the top ten most-viewed TED talks, novelist Adichie describes how we risk critical misunderstanding if we hear only a single story

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Science shows that leaders can solve for bias but still fail to create an inclusive culture, as explained in this article from the NeuroLeadership Institute

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Dr. Bettina L. Love describes how black students are harmed when their culture is an afterthought

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses the defensive moves that arise when racial tension is not tolerated

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From Edutopia, a look at how implicit bias shows up in our schools and the powerful and measurable consequences it can have

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PRACTICE

A module from the University of Memphis designed for you to understand how differences in power and privilage can impact your relationships

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A toolkit for productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, from the University of Southern California

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Make these commitments from the Equity Literacy Institute to embrace equity in your everyday actions

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ACTIVATE

ACTIVATE

  • Initiate conversations that develop your vocabulary and working knowledge of Equity Consciousness.
  • Evaluate your own strength. Look and ask for feedback as you model Equity Consciousness.
  • Tackle a challenge in your school or district that gives you the opportunity to apply your skills in practicing, modeling, and communicating Equity Consciousness. Facilitate experiences that allow your team to apply these skills too.
  • Make your growth explicit by reflecting metacognitively on your practice.
  • Curate a community of practice that engages trusted others in the process of sharing goals and feedback around Equity Consciousness.

EXTEND

EXTEND

This New York Times best-sellling book by Robin DiAngelo "examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively"

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In this New York Times best-selling book, author Ijeoma Oluo examines race and guides readers towards honest conversations about race and racism

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Author Vanessa Siddle Walker describes how desegregation failed to be an additive model but the original vision for aspiration, advocacy and access could be renewed through the commitments and collaborations of educators

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From the Brookings Institution, an exploration of what influences the gender achievement gap and why policy change is not enough

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How SEL and equity can be mutually reinforcing (plus 5 Strategies for System Leaders to Take Action), from The Aspen Institute

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Explore GLISI's services for teachers, school leaders, and central office leaders and contact us to learn more about how we can explicitly support your and your team's SEL growth.

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