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Uncommon Schools is excited to host Expect Excellence: A Conference for Teachers & Leaders of Color. This is a half-day professional development conference and will be held at Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant. We look forward to a morning of best practice sharing, networking, and fellowship. Begining at 9am we will serve light refreshments and coffee, so come eager to learn, and ready to engage with other passionate teachers and leaders serving Brooklyn’s low income students of color. We look forward to seeing you there! Format Matters: Preparation and Professionalism for Urban Students by John Burnett (9:30 am-11:00 am) (This session is intended for teachers with 1-3 years of teaching experience.) Format Matters stresses the importance of having high expectations for how students communicate. Whether students are making a case in a college seminar, interviewing for a job, delivering a boardroom presentation, or drafting a business memo, they need to be able to express themselves in the language of opportunity in order to be successful. Feedback and Coaching in Urban Schools by Julie Jackson (9:30 am-11:00 am) (This session is intended for emerging and current school leaders) At Uncommon Schools, we believe at the heart of each school leader’s work is the ability to be an excellent coach. Coaching our teachers and staff members to excellence in the classroom is imperative to increasing student outcomes. This session will focus on the “how” of coaching. Participants will actively engage in modeling and practice that will improve understanding of how to effectively coach in a school setting. Partnerships with Families and Communities (11:00 am-12:00 pm) This panel is a discussion moderated by Celestina De La Garze, Principal, of Excellence Girls Charter School Elementary Academy, featuring several Uncommon School’s teachers and leaders.
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"In social justice, there’s this absurd meme (that I’ve been guilty of myself) is that we are the “voice for the voiceless,” but that’s not right. The oppressed are not voiceless – they’re just not being listened to."
Or that one is “GIVING” a voice to a marginalized person. Which is very problematic as well. Having a voice is different to not being heard.
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small collection of trans education resources for cis allies who are interested
- what does “cisgender” mean?
- what does “transgender” mean?
- what does “genderqueer” mean?
- what does “non-binary” mean?
- in-depth interview with a non-binary genderqueer person about their identity
- what does “intersex” mean?
- but how does the psychology community feel about trans people?
- why is it hard for trans people to access medical care?
- other various terms, and some more
(via nyulgbtq)Source: bobbyhill94
DPL Info Session this WEDNESDAY at 5:30pm!
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At TEDxYouth@Manchester, genetics researcher Dan Davis introduces the audience to compatibility genes — key players in our immune system’s functioning, and the reason why it’s so difficult to transplant organs from person to person: one’s compatibility genes must match another’s for a transplant to take.
(Images from Davis’s talk, Drew Berry’s animations, and the TED-Ed lessons A needle in countless haystacks: Finding habitable worlds - Ariel Anbar and How we conquered the deadly smallpox virus - Simona Zompi)
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