Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

Jane Elliott on the Oprah Winfrey Show (1992), Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise

Published on Apr 15, 2014 This Excerpt from 1992 episode with teacher Jane Elliott’s showed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at its best. The Iowa schoolteacher speaks after applied her famous blue-eyes-vs.-brown-eyes experiment to the show’s studio audience, separating the people on the basis of eye pigment and giving one group preferential treatment over the other; […]

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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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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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MICROAGRESSIONS IN OUR LIVES

The Anti-Defamation League publishes incredibly useful and professional educational materials. This unit on Microagressions is particularly helpful.   MICROAGRESSIONS IN OUR LIVES “Microaggression” is a term that was coined in the 1970s and more recently used by Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor, to describe the “brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities—whether […]

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*** New Journal *** Journal of Family Diversity in Education

I am pleased and honored to have been asked to join the Editorial Board of the new Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Congratulations to the editors Monica Miller Marsh (Kent State University) and Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, (Purdue University). FOCUS AND SCOPE   The Journal of Family Diversity in Education is the journal of the Family […]

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Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

      Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices If you’re looking for current resources on how to conceptualize and implement supports for children who are multilingual, you will enjoy this issue of the Social Policy Report. It considers issues that range from the strengths of multilingual children (and the practices early childhood […]

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