Monthly Archives: January 2012

An example of cognitive dissonance that promotes inequity and social injustice

Teachers should love learning, right? But, what happens when the clerical tasks assigned to teachers are so involved that teachers refuse to learn one new thing for fear that the new thing they’ll learn will transform into another task that … Continue reading

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Recipe for perpetuating inequity and social injustice in the public school system

  Begin with a group people whose personal NEED is to lead Allow them to lead in neighborhoods whose residents are different from them, not only in ethnicity but in values and social status This mix creates a cognitive dissonance … Continue reading

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What is the origin of inequity?

Today, I’d like to write about the root of inequity. Where did it begin? I propose that inequity began with a greedy heart. In my reading this week I found two thoughts worth sharing. The first one comes from Curtis … Continue reading

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Equity, Social Justice and Political Awareness

  Sometimes we educators do not want to accept the reality that education is not free of politics.  Word to the wise, education is one of the most politicized aspects of our lives.  We change our school programs depending on … Continue reading

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Teacher Inquiry for Equity: Collaborating to Improve Teaching and Learning – National Writing Project

I just read this insightful article and thought I should share it with you. Teacher Inquiry for Equity: Collaborating to Improve Teaching and Learning – National Writing Project.

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What am I doing to achieve equity in my classroom?

I believe educators cannot achieve equity in their classrooms until  they meet certain conditions. The first one of them is passion, the second one is respect for the student as a person, and finally, is being aware of their personal bias, … Continue reading

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We must be courageous if we want to achieve equity

Courageous Conversations In order to achieve equity in our schools we must have courageous conversations. These conversations are not easy to have but according to author Singleton (2006), if we agree to stay engaged, speak the truth and accept discomfort … Continue reading

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Equity in US History

Hello, Yesterday, I gave you an illustration of inequities in US History. Today,  I have good news.!You do not have to pick any of the choices I offered you yesterday! There is a group of researches from the School of … Continue reading

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Teaching for equity: an illustration

Teaching United States History is not an easy task when your students are not ready to read the textbook. What do we do? For many educators, this is a great dilemma. Here are some popular options: purchase a different textbook with … Continue reading

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My attitude

Since I cannot change my students living arrangements, their IQ, their parents, their previous teachers; I will be content with changing my attitude towards them. I can look at them in the morning as they come in, and make a decision … Continue reading

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