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Category - Managing Diversity

Are We Ready for the Browning of Public Schools?

Tis’ the season. Backpacks, pencils, and PD.  That’s why this post is two days late.  On back-to-back days, I found myself in front of a room full of eager teachers who were genuinely excited to be back. A few days before in between my prep, I came across an article by the Pew Research Center…

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Managing the Dynamics of Difference

I was working with a group of teachers recently around building their culturally responsive toolkit.  One teacher was having trouble thinking about how to manage all the different cultures in her classroom.  “I have at least 13 different cultures and languages represented in my classroom.  I can’t manage all of those different needs,” she said….

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Mindfulness as Path to Reduce Unequal Discipline

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way — on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.     Jon Kabat-Zinn   Last week I joined a group of educators interested in mindfulness as a tool in the classroom.  Our group leader, Kate Janke of the Heart-Mind Education Project has been working to bring mindfulness to schools…

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