Category Archives: Teacher Training

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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18 Things White People Should Know/Do Before Discussing Racism

Discussions about racism should be all-inclusive and open to people of all skin colors. However, to put it simply, sometimes White people lack the experience or education that can provide a rudimentary foundation from which a productive conversation can be built. This is not necessarily the fault of the individual, but pervasive myths and misinformation […]

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Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute

For the third year in a row now I have been honored to be the closing keynote speaker at the Annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute held at Texas State University at San Marcos. The institute highlights multicultural curriculum transformation theory and practice. It focuses on best practices for broadening and enriching the curriculum […]

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