Originally tweeted by Soni Gill (@Soni_Gill1214) on November 10, 2020.
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Shiny Thing Racial EquityEquityA commitment to action: the process of redistributing access and opportunity to be fair and just.A way of being: the state of being free of bias, discrimination, and identity-predictable outcomes... More Arithmetic: Racism + diversity programming + an anti-bullying program + Kindness Matters + SEL, PBIS, and restorative practicesRestorative practices (RP) derive from “restorative justice,” which is used to bring together, in mutual agreement for mediation, the victim and the perpetrator of an offense. The goal is typically restitution for... More + grit and growth mindsetThe marketing of mindsets was everywhere this year: “How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students.” “Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making.” “6 Must-Haves for... More = Racism
Likewise for ableismable·ism /ˈābəˌlizəm/ nounA system of assigning value to people's bodies and minds based on societally constructed ideas of normalcy, productivity, desirability, intelligence, excellence, and fitness. These constructed ideas are deeply... More and heterosexism. Our family was sold so many shiny things over the last decade of mindset marketing dominated ed-tech when what we needed from educators was a confrontation with structural ableism. Are you practicing shiny thing equity arithmetic? Instead, be a genuine threat to inequity.