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33 Photos That Prove There Is No One Way To Be An American Family

33 Photos That Prove There Is No One Way To Be An American Family | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The American family looks different than it did 50, or even 10, years ago.

The number of children living with two married parents has steadily decreased since the '80s. A 2012 Pew study found that 2 million dads stay at home with their kids -- a ...
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Before an educator speaks about "the average family" or some other fiction, take a look through these pictures. maybe, these pics should be looked at each day before heading to work in the morning. Sometimes, we come from homogeneous neighborhoods of one kind or another and forget the world is different outside of these neighborhoods.  

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business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking

business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
business - The Importance of Diversity in Networking - Entrepreneur.com
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 Do you really pursue diversity in your friendships and work relationships? What have you discovered when you really listed your friends and work relationships? Differences include class, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, political beliefs, nationality, intellectual, education (and even more). Do people really have "nothing" in common? When is "having nothing in common" a good thing? Stories of happy surprises are welcome.

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The Leaders We Need

The Leaders We Need | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Michael Maccoby, director of the Project on Technology, Work, and Character; author of
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Moving beyond “one size fits all” professional development

Moving beyond “one size fits all” professional development | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Differentiating instruction to meet individual students’ needs is one of the biggest challenges for any teacher. In the same way, differentiating professional development to meet the needs of individu
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Why Teachers of Color Quit

Why Teachers of Color Quit | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Low pay and high stress drive black and Latino teachers to leave the profession at higher rates than their white peers.
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Powerful anecdote: "Yet still, many teachers seemed indifferent to discussing these issues at all. When Teach for America organized diversity sessions, many teachers in the corps would skip the sessions or come back telling me, “I am so sick of being forced to talk about this.” 


I've heard the same or similar comments when I took a course for multiculturalism in a teaching prep program. 

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Build a Diverse Group of Friends

Build a Diverse Group of Friends | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
To grow as a person, it's important to go beyond our "comfort zone" of people and seek relationships with those who are wildly different from us.
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We educators have difficulties expanding our horizons, networking for real professional growth. Maybe this is true for people, in general. After all, the author indicates what almost all of us believe, that “Every single person we choose to associate with brings out a different side of us. Therefore, the more diverse our group of friends is, the more dynamic and flexible we become as an individual.” But the proof is "in the pudding." We don't do this, really. there is even a name for our behavior: the similarity attraction effect. The author provides excellent instruction, "Be interested in people in general. Everyone has their own stories and peculiarities. When you approach everyone with the intent to get to know them and understand them, you’ll often find that most people are pretty damn awesome in their own way."

 

 

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