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“Inclusive Classrooms Close Equity Gaps” v2

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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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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The *First Two Steps* Towards Setting the Tone for an Inclusive Classroom – (Vol. 1/5) – “Strategies For Hearing ALL Voices” Series

         Wanting to make your classroom more inclusive, but don’t know where to start?​Take five minutes to try this with your students.            **UPDATE 03-18-20**  –  A MESSAGE FROM JEN WOW, a LOT has happened in the week since this blog was first published. What a difference a week …

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Introducing… STRATEGIES FOR HEARING ALL VOICES: A 5-PART SERIES

*NOW Introducing*… What is anti-bias education? What’s competition got to do with it? And how does collaboration support identity and diversity?  Answering these 3 questions will lead us right into our strategy-packed series on hearing all voices in the classroom! ​​Teachers strive to lead every one of their students to success. But sometimes in our …

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What is Equity, Anyway?

“Equity” is a core value of Co-CreatED; it drives our “why,” our mission, and our vision. Yet, it can be difficult to clearly define.  What does Equity really mean, any way? Let’s dig in. ​ ​CHAPTER ONE:  GETTING TO A DEFINITION ​ I’ll be the first to admit… I sort of have a tendency to overcomplicate …

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#4)   A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

Concluding the 4-part series on the secret ingredients that make up a co-created education. ​The recipe is empowering, inclusive, rigorous, and SUPPORTIVE. ​​Out of the 4 secret ingredients that make up a Co-Created education– empowering, inclusive, rigorous, and supportive– this final ingredient is the one with… … the most information readily available online about it …

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