Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, the authors explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race in order to understand why performance inequity persists. Through these "courageous conversations," educators will learn how to create a learning community that promotes true academic parity. Practical features of this book include: Implementation exercises; Prompts, language, and tools that support profound discussion; Activities and checklists for administrators; Action steps for creating an equity team.
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Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, two award-winning information designers living on different sides of the Atlantic. By collecting and hand drawing their personal data and sending it to each other in the form of postcards, they became friends. Each week, and for a year, they collected and measured a particular type of data about their lives, and used this data to make a drawing on a postcard-sized sheet of paper.
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Sometimes issues arise that require special attention; student conflicts that are disrupting the entire campus or that spill over into the community; parent dissatisfaction that is becoming distracting and disruptive; ongoing conflicts that have a sticky quality and are difficult to work through. The facilitators can help you work through these issues, using the council format for circle dialogue. You will deepen communication, develop shared understanding, understand how people and perceptions are affected by each other, and come to agreements that will move you forward.
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From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.
Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists. The mission Smith proposes? To document and observe the world around you as if you’ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to. Through this series of beautifully hand-illustrated interactive prompts, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world in ways they never even imagined.
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This guide is made up of three parts. In part one, they share the story of our work and how it has developed over time. In part two, they guide you through the “Rida Framework,” the primary planning tool and the anchor of work in the classroom. In part three, they lay out our “Root Practices” and resources through a series of how-to instructions and worksheets.
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The what, who, why, where, when, and how youth voice happens
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