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A Lesson that Loves Our Students: Trans Consciousness PD Curriculum lesson plan lgtbq+ non-binary professional development trans consciousness workshop agenda Mar 31, 2023

A Lesson that Loves Our Students: Trans Consciousness PD Curriculum

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Schooling in the US context includes an ongoing social indoctrination in systemic patriarchy and cis-gendered heteronormativity. These values and ethics can be found in the overwhelming majority of literature and art and...

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Studio Pathways'‚Äč Public Statement on Mass Shootings in U.S. Schools Mar 30, 2023

The hard truth is that many of our schools have never been safe spaces for the young. Creating spaces of belonging entails creating schools and societies that love our students. 

 

The current partisan governmental refusal to implement gun control and to place personal profit over the...

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Designing Creative Classroom Rituals Jan 04, 2023

A new year always invites a time to create or evolve classroom rituals.  Rituals are key to building a culture of belonging, respect, care, love and joy. 

There are several ways that teachers can create classroom rituals that are creative and responsive to diverse sets of learners:

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An Arc of Learning that Will Move You antiracist education arts education culturally responsive teaching culture liberatory ed pedagogy school change studiopathways sustainingpractice Sep 01, 2022

I appreciated the role of art as a way to proceed, reflect and share my thinking and learning. What a powerful way to connect with students and adults! -Jen Hladun, Principal of Lincoln High School

Over the past two years, we have been working with schools and arts organizations through an arc...

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Never Underestimate the Influence of an Artist arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching dance integratedlearning integratedteaching kyleabraham loveledlearning transformative education transformativeteaching Dec 13, 2021

How much do you love Prince? Or Beyonce? Jason Mamoa, perhaps? Alok V. Menom? Harry Styles? These popular artist icons can change our cultural expectations, lead us to make self-improvements, encourage the emotions lodged in our bodies to release, and offer us insights and wisdom to lessons...

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The Dance of Culture and Creativity! arts education creativity culturally responsive teaching culture liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 10, 2021

Mariah and I generally speak of creativity and culture interchangeably, and often in the same breath. While this alignment may seem obvious to many, we think it important that we pause and break this correlation down a bit. 

When we think about culture, we know that it is not a static...

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Ten Innovative Ideas to Improve your Culturally Responsive Teaching arts education creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 09, 2021

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Through the Arts can be defined as the knowledge, methods, forms, and purposes that the arts and culture play in building cognitive capacity for independent learning and collective wisdom. Teachers and educators can support the development of culturally...

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Five Skills your Students Can Learn When You Center Creative Arts Practice arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning social emotional learning transformativeteaching Dec 08, 2021

Did you know that creativity can be developed... just like learning how to speak a new language or learning to swim? Here are five skills that your students will gain from creative arts practice routines: 

  1. The Power of Observation: Observation requires attention and awareness. All the...
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Misinterpretations of Anti-Racist, Culturally Responsive Teaching antiracist education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning social emotional learning transformativeteaching Dec 07, 2021

Misinterpretations of culturally responsive teaching and learning can and will happen! As teachers take on liberatory and or emancipatory pedagogy, a commitment to practice is required. Nuanced attention to complex ideas and questions requires critical and constant reflection. 

In the...

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The Next Big Thing in Culturally Responsive Teaching arts education artsed creativity culturally responsive teaching liberatory ed loveledlearning transformativeteaching Dec 03, 2021

It’s not a new idea at all. It’s a very ancient idea, and one that has clung to the sidelines of our educational system for way too long. It’s been waiting ever so patiently for recognition, acknowledgment, and a ready audience. It’s been dancing in the background with...

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Towards A Liberatory Community School Model Dec 02, 2021

 

The system of education in the U.S. was built on foundations of white supremacist patriarchal structures. This is something we all, or certainly those of us impacted negatively by the implications of this statement, know by now. What is clear is that there is a need for a full leap in our...

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#TenMinuteTalk with Administrator Coach and Leader, Carolyn Gramstorff Oct 15, 2021

Carolyn Gramstorff was the entering principal when I started teaching at North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS).  I had just left an all Black school in Sacramento, a KIPP model school, that exhausted me due to the routines and expectations held on teachers.  When I moved to...

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