Beginning Steps to an Equitable Classroom: Step 1

By Jessie Cordova, Senior Associate, Bright Morning You’ve defined equity (my previous blog post or Elena’s definition). Now ask yourself: Would your students characterize their classroom as an equitable learning space? Would you? No matter how you answer these questions, there is likely an opportunity to reset, restart or refine. Here’s how. Step 1: Let’s

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Reflections on the NAIS People of Color Conference: Implications for Women of Color Leaders

Co-Written by: Lori Cohen, Bright Morning Associate;  Juna Kim McDaid director of K-12 academics and English teacher at The Potomac School in McLean, VA; Shoba Farrell is a teacher and administrator at San Francisco University High School; Tamisha Williams is the Dean of Adult Equity & Inclusion at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, California Feminism

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Embracing Neurodivergence

By Janet Baird, Bright Morning Senior Associate What is Neurodivergence? My journey with neurodivergence started about 15 years ago when my oldest son, J.T., was born. He is neurodiverse, which simply means his brain is wired differently. At three years old he was diagnosed with a variety of processing disabilities: auditory, sensory, visual, motor planning.

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Designing Equitable Schools and Classrooms Webinar Recap in Four Quotes 

By Patrick Britton On December 5, 2019, Bright Morning President, Elena Aguilar and Senior Associate Jessie Cordova discussed steps to building equitable schools and classrooms.  During the course of this powerful discussion, framed as a question and answer session, Elena and Jessie shared insights on ways to more deeply engage in the work of dismantling

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