Racial Equity Teams and Improved Practice

Deliberate Practice Makes Racial Equity Teams Better Learning by doing is key to getting better.  Deep practice, according to Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code) is operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes. This is what makes you smarter/better. Using school based racial equity teams to advance racial equity Practice 1: This…

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More Books on Leadership, Equity … and a Thriller

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More from my bookshelf – March 2021 More books on leadership, equity, history … and.a thriller Leadership: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni  | Feb 19, 2020 The shortest book ever.  Do we aspire to BE executives … or DO the hard work of executing?  Do…

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Michelle Reid: National Superintendent of the Year

Michelle Reid: National Superintendent of the Year

An Interview with Michelle Reid, National Superintendent of the Year: Recognized for Northshore’s focus on Educational Justice Congratulations, Michelle, on your recognition as AASA National Superintendent of the Year, for 2021.  You and your Northshore team have done great work.  Thank you for sharing your hard won wisdom, successes and lessons learned along the way.…

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My Equity Journey: Learning to Grow Capacity

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My Equity Journey … Using Leadership Voice to Grow Capacity “You can count the seeds in an apple, but you can’t count the apples in a seed. When you teach, you never know how many lives you will influence … ..you are teaching for eternity” – Karen Jensen My story: My mother was the youngest of three children born into a…

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We All Belong Here Campaign

Extending the Equity Table … from the school board to the community: Creating a culture where all stakeholders have a seat, a voice and a responsibility for change. By Dr. Wade Smith, Superintendent; and Dr. Julie Perrón, Director of Equity and Dual Programs How do we engage our community in positive ways to talk about…

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Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity

Review: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: The keys to successful equity implementation By Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple When students feel a sense of belonging they will achieve. – Brenda CampbellJones For … or against Being against racism … or achievement gaps … is a start.  But the real question, according to the authors…

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More Books on Belonging and Black History

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More Books – February 2021 More Books from: Recent Reads Belonging Black History Interested in other topics? Email me @ larry@larrynyland.com or text me @ 425-418-4398.   Current Reads: Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments by Stefan H. Thomke  | Feb 18, 2020 Businesses run, collectively, more than one test for every person living in the…

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Creating a culture of belonging

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Creating a Culture of Belonging Belonging is essential to learning. And belonging comes before achievement.  So how do we go about creating it? During my term as superintendent of Seattle Schools we studied our outlier schools – schools that out-performed in helping each and every student succeed.  We discovered that the schools that did best…

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One District’s Racial Equity Journey

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Issaquah’s Racial Equity Journey: An Interview with Ron Thiele, Superintendent  I need to lead by acknowledging my white privilege and leveraging my position for good. – Ron Thiele District Leadership Collaborative Ron Thiele, Issaquah (WA) Superintendent, recently shared his district’s racial equity journey with eight school districts in the District Leadership Collaborative. Here is that…

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Books: Leadership Renewal, Equity, & Best Sellers

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More from my bookshelf on Leadership Renewal – January 2021 The top reads for 2020 was the most popular blog last month.  So this month, the MORE segment has three parts: Recent Reads (for me anyway) Leadership Renewal: Personal Renewal … and Organizational Renewal Should you ever want a recommendation let me know.  200 reads…

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