Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety

Our Philosophy page lists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, includeContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety”

Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety

“Retesting clearly works, so I give endless chances. If you’re willing to work, there’s always mercy. You can try again.” — Craig B. Smith Craig invites students to learn withoutContinue reading “Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety”

Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project

Students and teachers are human beings. Schools must bring this to light. The HUMAN RESTORATION PROJECT supports progressive educators in building systematic change within schools. By providing free resources, professionalContinue reading “Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project”

Unlearning Deficit Ideology and the Scornful Gaze

Briefly, deficit ideologyBriefly, deficit ideology is a worldview that explains and justifies outcome inequalities— standardized test scores or levels of educational attainment, for example—by pointing to supposed deficiencies within disenfranchisedContinue reading “Unlearning Deficit Ideology and the Scornful Gaze”

Shiny Thing Equity Arithmetic

Originally tweeted by Soni Gill (@Soni_Gill1214) on November 10, 2020. Image descriptionAlt text is a written description of an image posted online. Alt text can also be added to imagesContinue reading “Shiny Thing Equity Arithmetic”

Intersectionality and Professionalism

The Center for Intersectional Justice explains that one key aspect of recognizing intersectionalityIntersectionality’s raison dêtre is to reveal the systems that organize our society. Intersectionality’s brilliance is that its fundamentalContinue reading Intersectionality and Professionalism”

Defining Equity and Inequity

Inequity An unfair distribution of material and non-material access and opportunity resulting in outcome and experience differencesOur friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makesContinue reading “Defining Equity and Inequity”

Fundamental Attribution Error and Harm Reduction Theater

Over on my personal blog, I wrote about “Fundamental Attribution ErrorThe Fundamental Attribution Error is that we overestimate the power of the person and underestimate the power of the situation.StudentContinue reading “Fundamental Attribution Error and Harm Reduction Theater”

Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence

Mindset marketing is no threat to inequityEquityA commitment to action: the process of redistributing access and opportunity to be fair and just.A way of being: the state of being freeContinue reading Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence”