Creating conditions where connection occurs and factors like race, geography, and income do not predict belonging and thriving
DEVELOP EQUITY VOCABULARY
How can I become more comfortable identifying and talking about inequity?
How do I adopt an asset-based perspective of differences?
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.
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.
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
What is my role in perpetuating inequity? How do I promote equity, instead?
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