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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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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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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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