National Adoption Day #inclusionnottolerance

Yup, those are my kids and I am talking about them again, and spreading my personal agenda. This time it’s adoption. Yesterday was National Adoption Day ,admittedly we have too many ‘days’ and soon if it has not happened already there will be a national day for cupcakes, or Tupperware or even better we willContinue reading “National Adoption Day #inclusionnottolerance”

Equity not Diversity

For the past decade many schools have been committed to DIVERSITY, ensuring they have  a diverse student body , diverse, personnel, diversity represented at every level. I propose that it is time to move beyond DIVERSITY to EQUITY, in the same way it is time to move beyond TOLERANCE to INCLUSION. What is the difference?Continue reading “Equity not Diversity”

We need to share our experiences more…

Last week when presenting  my research to collagues I was reminded of the importance of this work. I heard from a panel of diverse voices, people of color and members of the LGBTQ community. Each recounted times when they felt ‘on the outside’ of society, of school of their community. Some found the trip downContinue reading “We need to share our experiences more…”

Corporations

For the past decade many corporations have been committed to DIVERSITY, ensuring they have diverse workforce, diverse, personnel, diversity represented at every level. I propose that it is time to move beyond DIVERSITY to EQUITY, in the same way it is time to move beyond TOLERANCE to INCLUSION. What is the difference? DIVERSITY:  defined asContinue reading “Corporations”

The New Normal – Let’s Not Skate Around It.

The New Norm – Let’s Not Skate Around It. For at least a decade we have heard about the ‘breakdown’ of the family. Politicians, religious leaders, educators have lamented the loss of the ‘normal ‘ family grouping. Allegedly 50% of marriages end in divorce; single parenting is on the rise as is international and domesticContinue reading “The New Normal – Let’s Not Skate Around It.”

Parents are our First Educators.

Me and my Mum at my graduation from Fordham – I am pretty sure I learned as much from my Mum, about education and parenting. as I did when getting a Ph.D.  Parents are children’s first educator’s – I have  added a page for parent resources and was really excited yesterday when talking to aContinue reading “Parents are our First Educators.”

Favorite Resources, commutes and difficult questions !

NPR ( National Public Radio) is one of my favorite resources for news, current events and commutes ! Although sometimes it can leave you stunned, despairing and speechless ( even me) – It is a great resources for educators and parents. My NPR listening has been stunted this past few weeks on my commute –Continue reading “Favorite Resources, commutes and difficult questions !”