An Example of School Advocacy: Dr. Broady Update

11/08/2017

Find here an article about one of my former students whom I trained and her amazing activities in her school. Also, I am very grateful for crediting me and one of my publications with inspiring her to start a new initiative with immigrant families.

It is a proud teacher moment for me! http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/bourbon-county/article166319872.html

The book discussed in the article:

 


Free Podcast: Adding a restorative element to schools and how it adds value instead of being seen as taking away from time available to teach

09/08/2017

Find it at http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/adding-a-restorative-element-to-schools-and-how-it-adds-value-instead-of-being-seen-as-taking-away-from-time-available-to-teach/


Free Podcast: Working with the power dynamic: Insights on shared power, facilitation, and circle processes

09/08/2017

Find this podcast at http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/working-with-the-power-dynamic-insights-on-shared-power-facilitation-and-circle-processes-with-kay-pranis/


Free Podcast: Building Restorative School Communities

09/08/2017

Great listening in Building Restorative School Communities: An hour public dialogue with Kay Pranis and Carolyn Boyes Watson

at http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-restorative-school-communities-an-hour-public-dialogue-with-kay-pranis-and-carolyn-boyes-watson/


New Comic Book Teaches Children How To Deal With The Fears of Deportation

09/08/2017

Thanks to Shelly Terrell for sharing this.

Find here an excellent cartoon for teachers to be shared with kids:

https://fierce.wearemitu.com/politics/new-comic-book-teaches-children-how-to-deal-with-the-fears-of-deportation/?utm_content=bufferceb57&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 


Classroom Decorations for Culturally Responsive Schools: Avoiding Bias and Micro Aggression

09/08/2017

Many teachers try everything to make their students feel comfortable in their classrooms.  I would like to encourage all of you to consider the realities of all of your children.  In many ways, the decorations communicate bias.  Here are some examples.  I observed a sign that stated, “use a restaurant voice in class”.  However, most of the children in this class came from poverty backgrounds and had never been to a real restaurant.  Also, in many cases, the students’ families are not a safe and happy place. Therefore, asking children to behave in class as though it was a family may not evoke positive emotional responses. Below is one of such wall decorations. In summary, be mindful of your audience and try to avoid cultural bias or micro aggression.

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IN THEIR WORDS: ENGLISH LEARNERS SHARE THEIR STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL

03/08/2017

Have you ever considered asking your immigrants about their perception about their life in their new country?  Maybe it would be a great activity to be shared with the entire school and community!  Read more about this here in IN THEIR WORDS: ENGLISH LEARNERS SHARE THEIR STORIES ABOUT SCHOOL at https://ctmirror.org/2017/07/31/in-their-words-english-learners-share-their-stories-about-school/


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