Classroom Environment PD

Free professional development resources on improving the classroom environment & the overall student experience. Topics include…

Classroom management:

classroom culture, positive behavior support, restorative practices, cultivating belonging, student leadership, and school discipline reform.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

critical pedagogy, anti-racism, anti-bias, cultural proficiency, culturally responsive pedagogy, liberatory pedagogy, and equity-oriented practices.

Windows & Mirrors Checklist

Windows & Mirrors Have you ever heard the term “windows & mirrors?” I remember learning about it at an anti-racism event a couple years ago. We were discussing Sesame Street and the role it played in shaping parts of our racial identities/awareness.   Sesame Street was a groundbreaking show for a number of reasons, one of which being …

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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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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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Windows and Mirrors:  Why Representation Matters

Last month, Stacey Abrams made history.  Not just local GA history, but national history.  The whole country was talking about the first black woman to become a major party candidate for governor (…in the year 2018…in the entire United States.  While that is indeed progress and a milestone, it is still rather shocking that it …

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