Tag: inclusion

Leading and Learning

As debilitating as many of the events of 2020 have been, as we end the year, more recent events have proved that we have persevered and are moving in a positive direction despite these obstacles. The senseless killings of Black and Brown men and women in the U.S. led to a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and...

Sep. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages

Two young women drinking coffee, talking in sign language. Deaf friends or couple communicating, having fun, pleasant conversation, sitting together
September 23 is the United Nations' International Day of Sign Languages and this year's theme is "Sign Languages are for Everyone!" The result of a 2017 initiative by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), the International Day of Sign Languages is observed on September 23 because it was on that day in 1951 that the WFD was established....

Rethinking What Matters: Incorporating Anti-Racism into Teaching

During my conversation with the high school leaders, we discussed ways to move toward creating a school that embodies anti-racism, inclusion, and equity. In our discussion, I suggested that the teachers make a more intentional and direct effort to set learning standards around identity throughout their unit plans and instruction. While the African American students were feeling marginalized in...
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