In her Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts (2018) Brene Brown said, Own your story and you get to write the ending. Deny the story and it owns you (p. 270). As the authors of best-seller, Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient
Asset Mapping in the Classroom Opens the Heart
By George Perry and Tiffiny Shockley Jackson
The last two years have put stress on the systems and structures designed to advance racial equity. Healing from this stress requires us to strengthen our vision, systems and strategies. As we
According to the U.S. Department of Education, in 2016, 89% of elementary school teachers identified as female. In the elementary school where I work, there are 73 people who identify as women who work there full time. There are 8 people who identify as men.
About 90% of the people who work
When asked about school leadership, most people in the school community focus on specific behaviors they observe in formal leaders, then judge how those behaviors measure up against what they believe to be appropriate behaviors. Some people prefer leaders who leave them alone, whereas others
One district’s success story in implementing Gary Howard’s Deep Equity Program
Since 1954’s federal ruling of Brown vs. Board of Education, our nation has come a long way to improve educational opportunities for all students. However, despite the courageous efforts of schools and districts, students and
Do you believe all students can learn? Of course you do. In this post, we’re focusing on what it takes for all educators to believe they can educate all learners in ways that view students’ cultures as assets.
Not too many years ago, educators would proclaim,
For many years members of the educational community have advocated for educating all students. The still-existing achievement gap is evidence that we have not yet achieved that lofty goal. So, do we hold a set of values strong enough to overcome the barriers that get
Books on Equity and Cultural Proficiency have been one of the hallmarks of Corwin's publishing program, and we take pride in publishing some of the brightest thought leaders in educational equity. This month you'll hear from many of them, and we invite you to explore our
In our previous post, 7 Features of Culturally Responsive PLCs, we talked about “transformative teacher learning” as an essential outcome of a Professional Learning Community. Transformative learning involves not only acquiring new strategies, but also examining the values and beliefs that drive one’s practice. Our
“There is no dawning save for the path of night.” - Kahlil Gibran
Have you ever wondered about the psychological discomfort of sitting in complete darkness? Imagine you are in an auditorium full of people and the lights go out unexpectedly. Chaos could ensue. In the