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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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#3)  A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

Welcome to part 3 of our series on the 4 secret ingredients that make up a co-created education.  Not only is the learning experience empowering and inclusive; it’s also rigorous. ​​You may have noticed by this point in the series that the 4 secret ingredients of a Co-Created Education are all words you’ve heard before.  …

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#2)  A CO-CREATED EDUCATION IS…

​The breakdown of the 4 “secret ingredients” that make up a co-created education continues!  Last week it was all about empowering. This week, on to #2: ​It is an inclusive experience. ​​A sheet of paper rests on the table top.  Two opposing teams lob legal jargon back and forth across the table, staying laser focused on the …

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#1)  A Co-Created Education Is…

Breaking down the 4 “secret ingredients” that make up a co-created education, starting with #1:  ​It is an empowering experience ​THE 4 SECRET INGREDIENTS IN A CO-CREATED EDUCATION At Co-CreatED, we are in relentless pursuit of making education humanizing and equitable for all students. To do that, we think there are 4 big “secret ingredients.” …

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JUNETEENTH:  HONORING BLACK HISTORY; HIGHLIGHTING BLACK VOICES & PERSPECTIVES

Updated 06/19/2020 ​Today is Juneteenth!   In short, it is an incredibly special day in US History– the day that commemorates the end of slavery. ​But there is MUCH more to it than that. ​To learn more, here is a curated collection of articles from Black news sources and Black journalists on the meaning and significance …

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Getting Back TO WHY, Pt. II

Where part I dug into why Co-CreatED disappeared for a year,part II gets to the root of why Co-CreatED began in the first place and why any of it matters. ​  (PS… *Bonus!*  Stay tuned for Part III–  Get a free tool to help discover your own unique Why, and craft a Why statement for …

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