Category Archives: Teacher Training

How Can Teachers Reduce Racial Microaggressions?

Source: http://racialmicroaggressions.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/how-can-teachers-reduce-racial-microaggressions/   Teachers, consider the possibility that you may unconsciously commit racial microaggressions in the classroom? Watch this short video, titled ‘The Invisible Discriminator’ – Stop. Think. Respect.  This Public Service Announcement provides clear examples of microaggressions in everyday life. Racial microaggressions such as these may occur across all types of interracial communications; however, those that have the potential for the greatest […]

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Intensive Institutes – NAME 24th International ANNUAL Conference in Tucson AZ – Nov. 5 – 9, 2014

NAME 24th International ANNUAL Conference in Tucson AZ – Nov. 5 – 9, 2014 NAME’s annual Intensive Institutes offer extended focus on particularly critical issues and opportunities to work with noted NAME activists. The institutes are scheduled so that participants do NOT miss the general sessions. Additional fees and pre-registration are required. Institutes can be “added-on” to […]

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Published on May 3, 2013 Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal […]

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New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on Resource Equity

From: U.S. Department of Education Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:56 AM Subject: New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on Resource Equity Dear Colleague: Today, the U.S. Department of Education, through its Office for Civil Rights (OCR), released guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to ensure that students have equal […]

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Dare to disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.   A great TED TALKs: http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree     Transcript 0:15 In Oxford in the […]

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