NY Times contributing op-ed writer David L. Kirp documents the positive results of specific classroom practices that boost achievement and self-worth.  A must read for all teachers!

In this article from The Atlantic, researcher Carol Dweck shares insights about the types of communication and feedback that encourage students to reach their learning goals.  

Researcher Glenn Singleton, author of Courageous Conversations, discusses the challenges of creating truly equitable schools and the opportunities that we have to help all students succeed.  

In Chapter 2 of Educating Everybody's Children,  Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse, author Marietta Saravia-Shore shares multiple ways which lead to success for struggling populations.  This article is a great tool for generating converstions about how to provide consistent and common instruction which engages students.

View this powerful talk by writer Chimamanda Amadichi about the need to consider many dimensions of cultures and the people within them.  Use this video with your team to talk about the differences, backgrounds, and variability of all learners. 

The Affective Network (Engagement principle) calls attention to the relationship between self-image and learning.  This article and video from the UDL Center presents a compelling case for rethinking how we support our students.  

This site and article helps us understand the need to identify all students as human beings.  A disability or difference is just one characteristic of a whole person.

Read and watch.  EL Education documents the power of "putting students at the center as advocates for their own learning."

"What makes me enjoy talking the most," explains Milo, a Year 3 student, "is that everybody’s listened to you, and you’re part of the world, and you feel respected and important."

 These two simple activities are designed to build trust, empathy, and common understandings among members of school-based Equity Teams or entire staffs.

 These two simple activities are designed to build trust, empathy, and common understandings among members of school-based Equity Teams or entire staffs.

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