I recently visited a peer school in the Bay Area, a place where a few of CATDC’s Teaching Foundations “alumni” worked and a place where one of my colleagues was teaching a class for the first time. I thought it would be fun to do a site visit and see teachers in their element. I also knew that taking a day away from the busy demands of my job would require shifting a lot in my schedule, prioritizing one way of spending my time over another. While blocking out a day for site visits required me to reschedule and shift my calendar, I’m so glad I did it. I left my site visit more energized, inspired, and hopeful about the future of our young people. I had the privilege of spending my day rooting for my colleagues, and that moment solidified the cause I’ve committed to: the core belief that in this endeavor we call education, we’re all on the same team.  Continue reading here. 
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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? | Edutopia

PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers’ readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.

Source: Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development? | Edutopia

[Conference] 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference | Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Anyone want to join me in Oakland?

 

Registration is now open for the Haas Institute, 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference. You can find registration details here or click here to directly register. Registration has already gotten off to a great start. Thank you to everyone who registered already – we are looking forward to seeing you in Oakland on April 29!

[Conference] 2017 Othering and Belonging Conference | Government Alliance on Race and Equity

Don’t Say Nothing | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice

“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession, which—like parenting—requires that our comforts come second to those of children.”

Don’t Say Nothing | Teaching Tolerance – Diversity, Equity and Justice

 

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond – Undoing Racism®

Thank you, Lindsay, for this resource.

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond – Undoing Racism®

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Our workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.