Student and Teacher Advocacy

10/10/2017

Both advocacies are important. Teacher are also in need of advocacy.  Read more about this topic at When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

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Building Empathy in Schools: Teachers, Administrators, Children, Everyone Will be Involved

25/09/2017

Read more in http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol13/1301-hoerr.aspx.  Excerpt:

There are six basic steps to developing empathy: listening, understanding, internalizing, projecting, planning, and intervening. The first two steps—listening and understanding—constitute awareness: Students must first pay attention to others and then take the time to learn what is being said and how (and for more mature students, perceiving what isn’t being said). Understanding doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing; it simply means having a cognitive grasp of another person’s views.

 


The Time is Now: How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners

08/09/2017

Downloadable resource for schools. Please share with your school communities. Download the guide at  http://www.colorincolorado.org/sites/default/files/ELL_AdvocacyGuide2015.pdf


Culturally Responsive Schooling: Educate the School on Ramadan

27/05/2017

Read more in Column: How teachers can support students during Ramadan at

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/column-teachers-can-support-students-ramadan/


Culturally Responsive Schools Start With Us!

24/05/2017

Read more about our own bias and microaggressions:  If You Think You’re Giving Students of Color a Voice, Get Over Yourself at https://medium.com/@heinemann/if-you-think-youre-giving-students-of-color-a-voice-get-over-yourself-cc8a4a684f16


USA Bias Toward Racial Minorities Revisited

11/05/2017

Often overlooked:  Asian-Americans Have Highest Poverty Rate In NYC, But Stereotypes Make The Issue Invisible at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/asian-american-poverty-nyc_us_58ff7f40e4b0c46f0782a5b6


How to Respond When Students Use Hate Speech

08/05/2017

Do you have a plan how to respond?  If not, read this piece at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/how-respond-when-students-use-hate-speech-richard-curwin?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow


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