#mnlead Archive

A Twitter chat for leaders and learners. Sunday evenings at 7:00 CT.

Sunday November 5, 2017
8:00 PM EST

  • participatechat Nov 5 @ 8:00 PM EST
    Participate in the upcoming #mnlead by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/AQiIE8qOan
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:04 PM EST
  • EduGladiators Nov 5 @ 8:05 PM EST
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:05 PM EST
    A1: all Ss deserve to have leaders who are like them and because diverse cultural perspectives only make an org better #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:05 PM EST
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:06 PM EST
    Good evening - Jim Smith, Forest Lake, #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Nov 5 @ 8:07 PM EST
    Hello #mnlead, Mark here, elementary principal in Hopkins, MN. My favorite vacation spot is Puerto Rico. Sad for the devastation but looking forward to their resurgence.
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:07 PM EST
    #mnlead Oscar Uribe former principal. Sayulita, Mexico
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:08 PM EST
    There is a little problem in the tweetdeck tonight, stay ones for this important convo #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:08 PM EST
    A1: diverse leaders and educators bring diverse perspectives to the schools and towards approaching issues #mnlead
  • travislape Nov 5 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Travis Lape innovative programs director Harrisburg SD #mnlead
  • KevinSayerska Nov 5 @ 8:08 PM EST
    Kevin Sayers. Computer Technology Specialist. Live in Lakeville. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1. Black and Latino students may benefit academically from having teachers who are of the same racial background #mnlead
  • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Good evening. Sam Ol from Rochester, MN #mnlead
  • CoachZAnderson Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1 Having a diverse group of educators fosters creativity in the workplace, as well as a diverse learning experience for Ss. #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Jumping in late after cleaning up from dinner! Kory, Elementary Innovations Teacher in Byron, MN. Looking forward to tonight's #MNLead
  • PrincipalFrench Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    A1) We need all people represented in our schools. #mnlead
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:09 PM EST
    Amy Uribe also Sayulita MX #mnlead
  • CoachZAnderson Nov 5 @ 8:10 PM EST
    Zachary Anderson, preservice T at Austin Peay State University. #mnlead
  • travislape Nov 5 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: Our learners deserve to have leaders in their life that can bring different perspectives to their life. #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1 Because our world is diverse, and our students are diverse and they need to see school staff that looks like them. #MNLead
  • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:10 PM EST
    A1: important to recruit diverse educators to reflect the students we serve each and everyday. #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
    A1: There is compelling evidence that a diverse student population benefits from a diverse teaching populations. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
    #mnlead thanks for joining
    In reply to @KevinSayerska
  • chris_bussmann Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
    Chris, MS principal from Farmington, MN. Vacation is wherever it is warm and I can be just another person! #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
    #mnlead would love to go one of these days
    In reply to @PrincipalFrench
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:12 PM EST
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:12 PM EST
    #mnlead Thanks for joining!
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:12 PM EST
    #mnlead Glad you are here with us
    In reply to @CoachZAnderson
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:12 PM EST
    A2. In my current role we are making sure that HR is recruiting bilingual individuals. #mnlead
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A2: In higher ed we are supposed to consider qualified diverse individuals for positions and they are to be given priority in hiring #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    #mnlead I couldn't agree more
    In reply to @korytellers
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    #mnlead definitely
    In reply to @travislape
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    Curious, where are you recruiting? Within Minnesota or are you going out of state too? #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    #mnlead yes, vacation where it's warm!
    In reply to @chris_bussmann
  • ShanaVWhite Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    A1: Diversity on it's own is not enough must have inclusion too. Having TOC in front of kids helps dismantle whiteness in schools #MNLead
  • CoachZAnderson Nov 5 @ 8:13 PM EST
    I 100% agree with this perspective. The more angles you can approach learning, the better. #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • KevinSayerska Nov 5 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A1: we need to hire diverse educators so all students see life through a lens of diversity and peace. #mnlead
  • PrincipalFrench Nov 5 @ 8:14 PM EST
    A2) I'm reaching out to our diverse parent community. #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:14 PM EST
    I think this is just as important in the many rural areas we have here in MN, as it is in the metropolitan areas. #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:14 PM EST
    Current position in the business sector-in HR, but working to be a principal again in MN #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:14 PM EST
    This article “Does it Matter if My Teacher Looks Like Me? Is very good. #mnlead
    • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:11 PM EST
      A1: There is compelling evidence that a diverse student population benefits from a diverse teaching populations. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:15 PM EST
    #mnlead absolutely!
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • ShanaVWhite Nov 5 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A2: My new school hired a black woman as director of diversity. They have made inclusion goal #1. Six new Black Ts hired this year. #MNLead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:15 PM EST
    A2 In all honesty, I am not sure if my district is doing anything. They might be, but I am not aware of anything. #MNLead
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Jen, elementary principal from central MN joining late. Favorite place is #BigSky MT. Hi #mnlead peeps.
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Our staff, K-12 is currently 100% white. #MNLead
  • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:16 PM EST
    A2: I don’t know what is in place for Rochester, but what I do know is that we are bringing in experts like Dr. Hollie for CLRT. #MNLead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:16 PM EST
    Can you share your thoughts about how inclusion can happen in ed settings? #mnlead
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • PrincipalArthur Nov 5 @ 8:17 PM EST
    That is outstanding!! #mnlead
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • CoachZAnderson Nov 5 @ 8:17 PM EST
    Unfortunately, it is the same with my hometown school district. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:17 PM EST
    I'm curious, what percentage of Rochester Ts would you say are POC? #MNLead
    In reply to @mrsamol
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:17 PM EST
    It says a lot if you aren't aware. It's not an overt, public priority then, it sounds like. #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:18 PM EST
    A1- Diversity brings different approaches and ideas to the table. It allows everyone to be represented. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:18 PM EST
    #mnlead Glad you are here. love MT
    In reply to @JenO2687
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:18 PM EST
    A2: I keep hearing talk of building a more diverse cadre of teachers, but it does not seem to happen, and when it does, well... the retention rates for all new teachers is dismal. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:18 PM EST
    Rochester has done some great things in PD in the last couple of years. Good start, but hope to see more. #mnlead
    In reply to @mrsamol
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:19 PM EST
    A2. I look for experiences in the resumes like exchange programs, bilingualism, bicultural experiences, etc, #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:19 PM EST
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:20 PM EST
    #MNLead :)
    • ShanaVWhite Nov 5 @ 8:18 PM EST
      Inclusion involves effort to make people of color feel welcomed, supported and valued. Diversity is just bringing people of color in.
      In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:20 PM EST
    It’s important to remember that diversity isn’t just about people of color. Includes SES, gender and sexual id. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:20 PM EST
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:20 PM EST
    #MNLead
    • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:19 PM EST
      You don’t just celebrate them, you include them in decision making processes.
      In reply to @OscarUribe90, @ShanaVWhite
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:20 PM EST
    A2- This is challenging in a more rural school/district setting. I would welcome ideas on recruitment #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:21 PM EST
    #mnlead I think this is where @ShanaVWhite comment about inclusion is important. If people aren't supported and welcome, they won't stay.
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @ShanaVWhite
  • BenBo370 Nov 5 @ 8:22 PM EST
    And white Ss may benefit from having teachers who are not. Ironic? #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A3. Idaho State Board of E's Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship P. designed to place Bilingal Education, ELL, and Native American #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:22 PM EST
    #MNLead
    • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:21 PM EST
      That’s a good ?. I don’t have the #s, but when I walk through the different buildings, it’s common not to see a TOC. Support staff yes.
      In reply to @korytellers
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:22 PM EST
    A2: I attended the U of M teacher graduation this year, daughter graduate, and was impressed by the large number of POC going into teaching - wondering if this is happening at other schools as well. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:23 PM EST
    don't forget to id which question you are answering and add the #mnlead Thanks! :-)
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:24 PM EST
    Sadly, I wonder if there aren't a lot of answers for Q3 because so many of us here in MN do not have TOC in our schools. #MNLead
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:25 PM EST
    Good question, don't know the answer. #mnlead
    In reply to @erickalenze
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:25 PM EST
    #mnlead WSU is still predominantly white in teacher education, but we've got a new bilingual/bicultural ed program and are working hard.
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • CoachZAnderson Nov 5 @ 8:25 PM EST
    A3 By ensuring they have a supportive work environment and ample opportunity to grow. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:26 PM EST
    A2. Jennifer no doubt. I would reach out to universities in urban settings. #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:26 PM EST
    #MNLead
    • erickalenze Nov 5 @ 8:23 PM EST
      A2: Seems more needs to be done to attract more diversity into pipeline. Any leaders taking longer-view look at this? (Doesn't seem so.)
      In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • erickalenze Nov 5 @ 8:26 PM EST
    I can answer it myself, actually, based on what I've observed: No. :) #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:27 PM EST
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:27 PM EST
    There is great benefit to students living in predominantly white schools to having contact with other than white teachers, talk about real world experiences. #mnlead
    In reply to @BenBo370, @OscarUribe90
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:28 PM EST
    Loved my time @MNSUMankato and with the Teachers of Tomorrow (ToT) program. Program to recruit and support Tchrs of color #MNLead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @MNSUMankato
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:28 PM EST
    and this is true for all new educators, but seems like many districts need to strengthen mentoring programs #mnlead
    In reply to @CoachZAnderson
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:28 PM EST
    A3. I encouraged the minority teachers in my school to think about leadership positions. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:28 PM EST
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A4: Yes! If Ss in pred. white towns aren't exposed to diversity in their education setting, it probably won't happen anywhere #mnlead
  • JohntaJJ Nov 5 @ 8:29 PM EST
    A1. One reason is to bring a difference outlook and perspective to other and the org #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:29 PM EST
    #mnlead Thanks for sharing, I'm not familiar with this program-will read more about it.
    In reply to @AkramMosman, @MrDataGuy, @MNSUMankato
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:30 PM EST
    A4 Absolutely! #MNLead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:31 PM EST
    As the data tells us, this is a true observation #mnlead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • Craig_SPPS Nov 5 @ 8:31 PM EST
    A4: Of course... diversity matters to everyone! Different perspectives don't come from people who are all the same. #mnlead
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A3-Thinking the same thing. Our buildings are inclusive in many ways... but we don’t mirror our students as well as we should. #mnlead
    • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:24 PM EST
      Sadly, I wonder if there aren't a lot of answers for Q3 because so many of us here in MN do not have TOC in our schools. #MNLead
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:32 PM EST
    working to connect with school leaders of color. Blessed to have many white leaders that serve as mentors for me. #MNlead #LeadersOfColor
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • JohntaJJ Nov 5 @ 8:32 PM EST
    A4. Yes, because students need to be exposed to a diverse staff because in the real world you will see a mixture of everything #mnlead
  • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:32 PM EST
    I see few POC in admin and I’m finally just finishing my two classes for in K-12 Principalship. Gotta make differences in Ss’ lives. #MNLead
    • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:28 PM EST
      A3. I encouraged the minority teachers in my school to think about leadership positions. #mnlead
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:33 PM EST
    A4: I think a related question is why do such segregated schools still exist in Minnesota? 5 years ago I left a suburban school that was 95% white and went to a city school over 95% POC - 15 miles apart! #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:33 PM EST
    #mnlead A4: as a follow up, how do you recruit diverse folks to serve in rural or non diverse areas?
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:34 PM EST
    #mnlead Glad you are working to become a principal
    In reply to @mrsamol
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A4- YES! #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A4. MIT suggest that working in homogeneous environments may lead districts to assume their surroundings are more predictable #mnlead
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:34 PM EST
    This is a question I think about all the time. I honestly don't know the answer to this one at all. #MNLead
    • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:33 PM EST
      #mnlead A4: as a follow up, how do you recruit diverse folks to serve in rural or non diverse areas?
  • ShanaVWhite Nov 5 @ 8:34 PM EST
    A4: Yes. Because it's vital. Failure to do so allows white supremacy and whiteness be the dominate narrative in schools. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:35 PM EST
    Yes, and our Ss need to know how to work with or even just be comfortable around those different from themselves #mnlead
    In reply to @JohntaJJ
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:35 PM EST
    Joining very late- Akram Osman, Dean of Students at Burnsville High School #MNLead
  • Craig_SPPS Nov 5 @ 8:35 PM EST
    A4: The problem is we don't have enough teachers of color... Education leaders need to be AWESOME teachers first! #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:35 PM EST
  • SupAnger Nov 5 @ 8:36 PM EST
    #mnlead A4) Excited about finding diverse, future teachers within our students and to help them get there
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:36 PM EST
  • JohntaJJ Nov 5 @ 8:36 PM EST
    I totally agree I have learned so much from others that are totally different from me, so I learned to embrace that #mnlead
    In reply to @Craig_SPPS
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:37 PM EST
    #mnlead It's not just Minnesota, it's everywhere. Many times due to institutional racism I think. Many don't believe it exists, but it does.
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:37 PM EST
    A4.1- appreciate the idea to reach out to universities...looking for more thoughts. Anyone? Our kids deserve our best efforts. #MNlead
    • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:33 PM EST
      #mnlead A4: as a follow up, how do you recruit diverse folks to serve in rural or non diverse areas?
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:38 PM EST
    #mnlead definitely.
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Speaking as a white father of a new POC teacher - she sought out diversity and sees it as an asset to her students education #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:38 PM EST
    Thanks for joining #mnlead
    In reply to @AkramMosman
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:39 PM EST
    #mnlead I agree. We really need to focus on recruiting a new generation of Ts-both POC and caucasian teachers. The shortage is real.
    In reply to @Craig_SPPS
  • erickalenze Nov 5 @ 8:39 PM EST
    #mnlead [sorry for omitting]
    • erickalenze Nov 5 @ 8:38 PM EST
      A5. As alluded to before, having a long-term (like, 5-10 years) strategy focusing on how to bring more eds to pipeline. Requires investment.
      In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • Craig_SPPS Nov 5 @ 8:39 PM EST
    A5: I'd love to see @SPPS_News build a HS cohort of future teachers. groom them. pay for college. and put them to work in SPPS! #mnlead
  • townsleyaj Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Join us tonight at 8:00 PM for #IAedChat - discussing trauma informed classrooms! #MNlead #WISchat
    • townsleyaj Nov 1 @ 8:35 PM EDT
      Join us on #IAedChat this Sunday at 8pm CST as we discuss Trauma Informed Classrooms!
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
    The racism you blatantly see is easier to deal with than the racism which is subtle, but every bit as damaging. #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
    It is. At WSU we just had 15 open spots left in our 5-12 K-12 programs for this spring after applications were reviewed. Not good. #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90, @Craig_SPPS
  • mrsamol Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
    Thanks for moderating my friend. Kid duties call. Keep me posted on the family. We’ll talk soon. #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
    A5. New T's have diverse experiences in their lives. Ex. study abroad, services projects in other countries and language classes. #mnlead
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A4: Diverse folks must feel a sense of value & belonging. Authentic conversations must happen and leaders must be open to feedback #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • NeelDesaiBA Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
    A4: Districts should expand their hiring pool by TARGETING & reaching out to Ts of Color. #mnlead Bigger issue=get minorities into ed majors
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
    Not sure about hiring practices but need to create a pipeline investing in Black and Brown kids in communities first. #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
    YES INDEED #mnlead
    • erickalenze Nov 5 @ 8:38 PM EST
      A5. As alluded to before, having a long-term (like, 5-10 years) strategy focusing on how to bring more eds to pipeline. Requires investment.
      In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
    #mnlead and this is a big deal. Sometimes young people have a hard time seeing their differences as benefits.
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:42 PM EST
    This is key, but difficult when Ss don’t see themselves in the leadership of their schools. 1/ #mnlead A4
    In reply to @SupAnger
  • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Too many good TOC are pulled out of classrooms and into admin way to fast. #MNLead
    In reply to @Craig_SPPS
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:42 PM EST
    Maybe it’s impt to TELL Ss “we know this is a problem, we want to empower you to change it.” #mnlead A4
    In reply to @SupAnger
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:42 PM EST
    THIS.........YES #mnlead
    • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:41 PM EST
      A4: Diverse folks must feel a sense of value & belonging. Authentic conversations must happen and leaders must be open to feedback #mnlead
      In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:43 PM EST
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:43 PM EST
    And, sometimes their parents have the same issue #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:43 PM EST
    For me it feels more damaging because others can't see what is happening to me. It's hard to believe what you don't see for yourself #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:44 PM EST
  • BenBo370 Nov 5 @ 8:44 PM EST
    Absolutely! My comment was sincere. 🤓 I would have benefited as a youngster! #mnlead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @OscarUribe90
  • JenO2687 Nov 5 @ 8:44 PM EST
    This is a great way to look at applications & offer a diff lens to school, students, district. Educ is a tough profession. #MNlead #WorthIt
    • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:40 PM EST
      A5. New T's have diverse experiences in their lives. Ex. study abroad, services projects in other countries and language classes. #mnlead
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A6: Affirmative action type hires can be controversial if there is a local, but non-diverse qualified candidate #mnlead
  • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Yes, but 1st, schools need to stop extracting our kids’ cultures. Dignity first. Change the pedagogy. #MNLead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90, @JohntaJJ
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    #mnlead Student power is so important. There is real power in collective and individual voices.
    In reply to @cburke, @SupAnger
  • NeelDesaiBA Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A5: diverse support staff, bring the 🌎 to you: skype w class in another state/country, Google Hang Out, books w diff perspectives #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • korytellers Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    A6 That others don't see a lack of diversity as a problem. Or they don't see the lack of diversity at all. #MNLead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    Is this because they are recruited out or want to be leaders? #mnlead
    In reply to @djxlevi, @Craig_SPPS
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:45 PM EST
    #mnlead Excellent chat and points. Keep it going. Difficult conversation but one that we need to have to improve our schools.
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A5 A complex issue! From hiring angle only, I love the idea of supporting paras to get licensed: tuition, time, a classroom. #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:46 PM EST
    #mnlead Great ideas!
    In reply to @NeelDesaiBA
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I did get it, but had to think about is before responding to support your comment. #mnlead
    In reply to @BenBo370, @OscarUribe90
  • NeelDesaiBA Nov 5 @ 8:46 PM EST
    A6: Implicit bias from staff and community #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:46 PM EST
    I don’t have an answer to this as well but we do need the diverse folks in urban ed. White folks have 2 keep each other accountable #MNLead
    In reply to @korytellers
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:47 PM EST
    I believe you are correct #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:47 PM EST
    #mnlead I know what you mean. Many POC live this every day.
    In reply to @NeelDesaiBA
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:48 PM EST
    YES!Unfortunately the role of whiteness in our society leaves some students and families questioning if they can truly be themselves #MNLead
    In reply to @MrDataGuy, @OscarUribe90
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:49 PM EST
    I think this may be part of the issue in rural areas too: people can feel so isolated if they don’t have deep roots there. #mnlead
    In reply to @AkramMosman, @OscarUribe90
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:50 PM EST
    It's interesting watching my own adolescent Mexican American kids decide how Mexican they want to be around their peers #mnlead
    In reply to @AkramMosman, @MrDataGuy, @OscarUribe90
  • HornbyUribe Nov 5 @ 8:50 PM EST
    This is definitely true for many people in many places. #mnlead
    In reply to @cburke, @AkramMosman, @OscarUribe90
  • NeelDesaiBA Nov 5 @ 8:51 PM EST
    A6: The new staff (minority) may also have bias towards the system/program. We need to all hold judgement, be positive/move forward #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:51 PM EST
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:52 PM EST
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:52 PM EST
    I can see this. But if Dx needs to better serve Ss of color by hiring ppl who *look like Ss*, that’s a different kind of qualified. #mnlead
    In reply to @HornbyUribe
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:52 PM EST
    Yes they can. Rural areas are often close-knit and even if they are friendly, it's hard for any outsider to feel like they fit in #mnlead
    In reply to @cburke, @AkramMosman
  • Craig_SPPS Nov 5 @ 8:53 PM EST
    A6: As a white leader who serves black and brown kids I am always looking for the BEST... When HR sends me all white resumes??? #mnlead
  • cburke Nov 5 @ 8:53 PM EST
    Or ppl are afraid of what teachers different from themselves might be like. Fear of change. #mnlead A6
    In reply to @korytellers
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:53 PM EST
    I do to. Riverland CC has a great program I believe. There are many paras who are bilingual and we need to tap into that group #mnlead
    In reply to @cburke
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:54 PM EST
    1/2 - I believe when leaders are authentic, willing to have real conversations about race, and are intentional in their work ... #MNlead
    In reply to @cburke, @OscarUribe90
  • MrDataGuy Nov 5 @ 8:54 PM EST
    And this brings us back to the lack of TOC's and what they are dealing with in and educational system dominated by a white population,(like me). There is lots of baggage these new teachers have to deal with outside of the crazy first year of teaching #mnlead
    • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:48 PM EST
      YES!Unfortunately the role of whiteness in our society leaves some students and families questioning if they can truly be themselves #MNLead
      In reply to @MrDataGuy, @OscarUribe90
  • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:54 PM EST
    #MNLead
    • djxlevi Nov 5 @ 8:54 PM EST
      So much pressure on TOC, esp if grew up poor & still don’t make $. Also, think TOC fall into the trap of the buzzword, diversity as leaders.
      In reply to @Craig_SPPS, @OscarUribe90
  • Craig_SPPS Nov 5 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A7: I've formed some connections with Metro State and the Urban Teacher program... Great Student teachers and future BCE teachers! #mnlead
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:55 PM EST
    How can we hold HR accountable for things like this? #mnlead
    In reply to @Craig_SPPS
  • NeelDesaiBA Nov 5 @ 8:55 PM EST
    A4: Pretty good article / study https://t.co/80uCnHDOY4 #mnlead
    In reply to @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:55 PM EST
    Awesome! #mnlead
    In reply to @Craig_SPPS
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:56 PM EST
    #mnlead Thanks for sharing, I will check it out after the chat #mnlead
    In reply to @NeelDesaiBA
  • AkramMosman Nov 5 @ 8:57 PM EST
    2/2 leader can attract who they want to be apart of their school community. It’s ALL about relationships and being intentional #MNLead
    In reply to @cburke, @OscarUribe90
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:57 PM EST
    I'm not seeing the second half of the answer...does it have the #mnlead? Anxiously awaiting for it to show up on the feed.
    In reply to @AkramMosman, @cburke
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:58 PM EST
    #mnlead beautifully said. Inspire people to work with you and for you!
    In reply to @AkramMosman, @cburke
  • OscarUribe90 Nov 5 @ 8:59 PM EST
    #mnlead I agree and definitely support hiring diverse candidates. Just sharing what some in community or system feel #mnlead
    In reply to @cburke, @HornbyUribe