Are Your Diversity Strategies Missing the Mark? Nine Ways to Get it Right – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Hedreich Nichols: Sponsored by Extempore and Participate   For most of my life, I’ve found myself in the role of the OBF, the One Black Friend in an otherwise white circle of people. While that doesn’t qualify me to be The Voice of Black Teachers and Students everywhere, my experiences have taught me a lot about what teachers can do to help students from different backgrounds feel fully included in the classroom, or in some…

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Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein (transcript): Sponsored by Public Consulting Group and ViewSonic This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.   When students behave in ways that are disruptive, when they do things that harm others, or when they otherwise make choices that go against established rules, schools often respond with punishment:…

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Global School Play Day: One Day. Nothing But Play. – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Eric Saibel, Scott Bedley,and Tim Bedley (transcript): Sponsored by Listenwise and Pear Deck   In the past, when I heard people say things like “Kids need to play more,” I always agreed, but in kind of a lukewarm way. I was aware that school recesses had been shrinking over the years, and I’d read the stories about how kids in other countries like Finland and Japan play a lot more than kids do in the…

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Time to Take a Look at Your Dress Code – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Coshandra Dillard and Marcus Campbell (transcript): Sponsored by Listenwise and OneNote Class Notebook   A couple months ago, I saw two different news stories that broke my heart. Both were about dreadlocks. The first story was about Andrew Johnson, a high school wrestler in New Jersey who wore his hair in cheekbone-length dreadlocks. Moments before Johnson was about to go to the mat for a match, the referee told him he wouldn’t be allowed to…

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