Author Archives: Sara Gray

About Sara Gray

Marketing & Product Development Manager at the National Equity Project www.nationalequityproject.org

A Safe Place to Talk About Race

We are excited to share a brilliant new resource on racial healing: A Safe Place to Talk about Race – 10 Thought-Provoking Interviews by Sharon E. Davis. The book is a collection of interviews from Davis’ radio show on VoiceAmerica. We are particularly … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling: The Incident and the Institution

Anytime race enters the national conversation it’s important to watch and listen to how it unfolds. In many ways the Donald Sterling controversy has followed the standard discourse – the blame falls on Sterling as an individual racist, his comments … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaching | Beyond Best Practices

“Coaching is becoming popular, in part, because many educational leaders recognize the old form of professional development, built around traditional in-service sessions for teachers, simply doesn’t affect student achievement” (Knight 2006). Instructional coaching alone doesn’t necessarily support teachers to be … Continue reading

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Facilitator As Host: Host Your Next Meeting

The holiday season has passed and by now we’re all fully back in work mode.  But there’s no reason you can’t keep that warm, welcoming feeling alive throughout the year, even at your school or workplace. Your meetings may not … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Meeting Agenda

Make space for stories. Provide space for people to share what brought them to this work, their personal history and background, and what’s happening in their lives outside of work.  People bring their whole self to meetings – whether we … Continue reading

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Three Keys to Effective and Equitable Meetings

1.) Effective meetings emphasize purpose and identity. The purpose of any meeting should be more than getting through a list of items together.  If it were that simple, an email could probably do the trick. (If you’re calling a meeting … Continue reading

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From the Mouths of Coaches

Last week we hosted leaders and educators from across the country at our annual Coaching for Equity Institute in Oakland, CA.  Here are some of the powerful reflections participants had to share after our three days together: “I enjoyed connecting … Continue reading

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