The student population within your school today is rapidly changing. Teachers and administrators are desperately trying to get into the heads and hearts of their students, but they are struggling.
Your teaching staff is dedicated, talented and committed, but something’s changed over the years. The strategies and tools that worked in the past aren’t generating the same results. You’ve tried various diversity and inclusion trainings, and other professional development workshops, but nothing seems to really stick, or inspire the shifts that you’re looking for. Your teachers are suffering, your students are frustrated and everyone is feeling misunderstood. So what changed? The kids. This is the reality of schools today – there’s a major disconnect that’s impacting learning, morale, and culture, and unless we become more aware, it will hold us back from creating the type of school we dream of having.
There is an alternative approach. Our way in is to understand the how our brains are wired. When we have the space and opportunity to take a clear look at the way we think, we can take steps to create a school environment where students and teachers listen to each other and work together, and the school becomes a safe learning space for everyone. We establish these classrooms by creating awareness of the biases that we are subject to and learn how to use them to our advantage.