#resiliencechat Tidbit: There is a difference between equity and equality. While equality means treating every student the same, equity means making sure every student has the support they need to be successful.
I've spent most all my life pushing the edge of conformity. I've learned the edge keep moving if one keeps pushing. Knowing when to hold back a bit before pushing on is another useful skills, though.
A2 Oh goodness, where to start. Let's go with dress codes, almost always misogynist, classist, and racist in both conception and enforcement. And ableist too. Homophobic/transphobic. You name it.
A2: "It's hereditary." "Have you seen where they live?" "Their parents are alcoholics, druggies, etc." "Ethic kids don't get the same experiences white kids do." "PPP (Piss-Poor Parenting)" "Sports are more important to that family than a good education." #resiliencechat
A2 I've also had people explain to me that I am lucky not to know how quote-unquote "mouthy" quote-unquote girls of "certain cultures" can be. It makes me want to spit for about a million reasons. I don't, usually, but I also don't back down.
A3 I think the Dalton Conference Model, like what @VermontAcademy does at their diversity conferences, can be a force for equity, especially if the "pod" teams from each school truly want to take a hard honest look, set clear goals, and commit to action.
A3: Through social emotional learning initiatives! When both teachers & students are able to apply these powerful concepts in the classroom, it contributes to a healthy learning environment. #resiliencechat#SEL
She is one of the most joyful, committed, and effective teachers I know. She's also in the Massachusetts Writing Project and has been involved in Mass. and Vermont in state-level edu-work.
A4 Equity-focused PD... at the moment, a commitment to look at racism in our school and how to keep doing better at understanding and using an intersectional lens, and defining and working for the anti-racist goal we all share.
A5 I've seen two takes on microaggressions. One, that they are a series of often unintentional (if nonetheless, ahem, avoidable) slights, perhaps even phrased as a "compliment." Another is that it's simply another word that allows people to avoid saying "racist."
A6: why is it so hard for some people to accept that they had advantages by being born healthy and in an stable part of the world. Lack of understanding and empathy for others not so fortunate. The vitriol of intolerance is deafening #resiliencechat
As always, there is no need to answer the #resiliencechat questions in order. Just make sure to identify with A and the number which question you are answering. Oh yes, and remember the hashtag, #resiliencechat
Q5: The lack of understanding of privilege and willingness to have uncomfortable conversations to grow and change. I have really enjoyed some of the conversations had in @RedTableTalk about this #resiliencechat