Category Archives: Conferences & Events

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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How to Coach a “Resistant” Teacher – reblog from EdWeek

Shane Safir was a guest blogger for EdWeek’s The Art of Coaching Teachers blog by Elena Aguilar.  Elena writes, “There’s one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher?” … Continue reading

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5 Coaching Skills Every Manager Should Use

1. Listen without judgment. Being able to listen without judgment is key to any relationship – coaching or otherwise. Two forms of listening we encourage coaches and managers to employ are constructivist listening and active / reflective listening. Constructivist listening … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom

1) Commit to knowing your students well — academically, socially, and emotionally.  Learn about their families, cultures, and interests.  Ask questions, talk with parents, community members and colleagues, read books, watch movies, listen to music.  Make home visits, or create … Continue reading

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The Moral Imperative: With the Kellogg Foundation Learning Labs in Mississippi

The Learning Labs is a national movement to radically improve early learning (birth to age 5) for all children in the United States. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the movement consists of a partnership of innovative state-level early learning … Continue reading

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Community Schools National Forum

The Coalition for Community Schools presents their 2012 National Forum next week in San Francisco, May 9-12.  This year’s theme is “Scaling up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy.” National Equity Project Executive Director LaShawn Routé Chatmon will serve on … Continue reading

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