Month: December 2020

Norm-setting: what is it, why do it, & a free norms menu

I’d be willing to bet that we’ve all been in a meeting at one point or another where… … a few colleagues get into a heated debate, or …everybody clams up and disengages, or …the whole damn thing go off the rails entirely. Any of those sound familiar? If so, there’s a good chance norm-setting …

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“Inclusive Classrooms Close Equity Gaps”

On March 13, I was honored to present at the annual GA Charter Schools Conference. That day also happened to be the last school day before quarantine began, so many people who wanted to attend the session were unable to. Thus, this webinar recording was born :).  I am passionate about helping educators create more inclusive …

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Community-Oriented Classroom Management

Community-oriented classroom management shows everyone they belong. Since belonging is one of our most fundamental human needs (see: Maslow), this style of classroom management is not only extremely effective, but also humanizing. The dictionary defines community as: “a unified body of individuals who feel a sense of fellowship with each other, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.“   ( …Ok, …

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“What Is Equity Anyway?” – free e-book

This e-book helps put concrete meaning behind an often abstract term so we can move toward a shared vision of educational equity. Dig into 4 chapters of actionable content:   CHAPTER ONE: GETTING TO A DEFINITION – “Equity is when everyone has access to what they need to be successful.”– “Isn’t “Equity” just a fancier …

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