Tag Archives: equity

Revisiting My Core Values

A year ago I explored my core values with an activity by author Elena Aguilar. I wrote about the experience here. My three core values, based on that activity were: Equity Making a difference Trust This weekend I participated in … Continue reading

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Quotes That Resonate, Volume 5

Whenever I read, I take note of certain quotes that truly resonate with me, as a learner, a leader, as a writer, and as a reader. Here are the quotes that have resonated with me lately. I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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How I’m Taking Action

This has been a rough week. I’ve experienced a range of emotions, from hope to sadness to anger to sickness to fear to confusion to helplessness. And I’m a straight, white middle class woman of privilege. I cannot even begin … Continue reading

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September Reading Update

There was no August update because I didn’t finish a single book in August. ūüė¶ Here are the books I read in September. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander- After the national discussions about continued¬†police events and the efforts … Continue reading

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Quotes That Resonate, Volume 4

I will often underline key quotes while I’m reading professional books and mark the margin with a Q, which signifies a quote that resonated with me. After my recent reminder about the instructional core, from Instructional Rounds in Education, my … Continue reading

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Why Innovate? #IMMOOC

Thank you to George Couros, Katie Martin, and Dave Burgess for inspiring me (and hundreds of other educators!) to share reflections about innovation while we discuss The Innovator’s Mindset through the #IMMOCC. In the first week’s video, Dave charged educators … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter to Me

After the recent deaths of two MORE black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of police officers, and the sniper shootings of multiple Dallas police men, I am beyond saddened. I am sick to my stomach. As … Continue reading

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Educational Hot Topics

During one of my recent classes we had an opportunity to hear from a lawyer who specializes in educational law, representing many California school districts. He shared his thoughts on some of educational hot topics related to the law and … Continue reading

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Are you strong enough?

Recently¬†I had an amazing opportunity to hear Dr. Terrence Roberts speak.¬†Dr. Roberts was one of the original Little Rock Nine- the 9 Black students who entered Central HS in Little Rock with National Guard escorts for¬†protection during the mandatory desegregation. … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] What Should Be

I recently began to listen to an audiobook during my work commute-¬†A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. From the first chapter I was thinking about the writing as a possible mentor text (which was especially hard considering I … Continue reading

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