I invest time to get to know my learners and for my learners to know me.
Build Community with Learners
I build learners’ ability to be in community with others, especially those of different backgrounds, identities and strengths.
Plan & Design for Equitable SEL
I design learning experiences that develop social and emotional skills and model my own social-emotional learning for learners.
Address systemic inequities
I co-design a learning community with equitable policies, rituals and routines (ie, homework policy, late work policy, summer reading choices, materials for projects, etc), addressing the historical marginalization of youth due to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, learning differences and/or behaviors.
Honor learner cultures
I practice culturally responsive teaching to center learners’ cultural diversity as an asset.
Curate inclusive curriculum intentionally
I audit my curriculum and instructional resources to ensure they represent diverse voices, stories, and perspectives, particularly from marginalized identities.
Design for equitable access
I design learning experiences that are flexible and ensure that all learners are able to equitably access, engage with and share their learning.
Prepare learners for their next step in life
I provide age-appropriate and individualized career exploration, planning and connections counseling to help each learner to explore, plan and take the necessary steps to navigate their path in college, career and life.
Create a support network
I teach learners about the value of positive networks and supportive communities, and help them build networks to achieve their academic and career goals