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Equity and Social & Emotional Learning: An Integrated Approach to Change

So often in our school communities, we think of making change by engaging a particular “approach” or program. And, in the field of “school reform”—we have often insisted on one approach or lens as being primary or most essential. This debate has often happened with SEL and Equity work—where, rather than seeing these frameworks as […]

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Welcoming the Unwelcome

Holiday stress. Climate change. Local and national political issues. At times we may survey the state of our schools and the world and wonder — how are we supposed to teach in the midst of all of this? Life is messy. The world is messy. And at times in our schools (especially during the holidays), […]

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Cultivating an Open Heart

This is Part 2 of a six-part series on the Five Dimensions of Engaged Teaching. Part 1 –  A “Compass” for Our Times   “We do not really see through our eyes or hear through our ears, but through our beliefs.” ~Lisa Delpit, Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom     We have a […]

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