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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

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Body Language - Our Perceptions Of Personal Space Chapter 9 Thousands of books and articles have been written about the staking out and guarding of territories by animals, birds, fish and primates. Man too has his territories. When you understand the implications of this, you can gain enormous insights into your own behavior, and the face-to-face reactions of others can be predicted. American anthropologist Edward Hall was one of the pioneers in the study of man's spatial needs and in the early 1960s he coined the word 'proxemics', from 'proximity' or nearness. His research into this field led to new understanding about our relationships with each other.

10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: 10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race in the classroom Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room–why I am talking only to white people? Isn’t that racist? (Hold that question in your mind, because I want you to ask yourself that same question again after you’ve read my words here, and see if your thought process has changed.) One and All In a time of division and uncertainty for our country, many of us — teachers, school leaders, parents — are asking, “What can we do?” How can we reject discrimination and protect children who feel targeted for their religion, ethnicity, gender, or even political beliefs? How can we welcome diverse perspectives and hard conversations? With One and All, we’re facing these challenges in education — by sharing resources and welcoming your ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We'll be updating regularly with new strategies and stories of inspiration. Please join us.

ACT for Youth - Adolescence - Adolescent Identity Development The development of a strong and stable sense of self is widely considered to be one of the central tasks of adolescence [1]. Despite the fact that identity development occurs throughout one's lifetime, adolescence is the first time that individuals begin to think about how our identity may affect our lives [2]. During adolescence, we are much more self-conscious about our changing identities than at any other stage in our lives [3]. Visit Toolkit: Identity Development for resources. Learn more about Adolescent Development.

HOW DOES OUR LANGUAGE SHAPE THE WAY WE THINK? Humans communicate with one another using a dazzling array of languages, each differing from the next in innumerable ways. Do the languages we speak shape the way we see the world, the way we think, and the way we live our lives? Do people who speak different languages think differently simply because they speak different languages?

Article- Making Connections: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain In reality, cultural responsiveness is more of a process than a strategy. It begins when a teacher recognizes the cultural capital and tools students of color bring to the classroom. She is then able to respond to students' use of these cultural learning tools positively by noticing, naming, and affirming when students use them in the service of learning. If You Think Racism is Too Political For Your Classroom, Think About What Your Silence Says Dear Educator, So you’ve tweeted, and retweeted, and shared articles and inspirational quotes, and posted your expressions of disbelief and despair about Charlottesville. I have one question.

The meaning of silence in different cultures Silence can be used to intimidate; or to save face; to show respect; or it can simply suggest that the other person is relaxed enough in your company to enjoy a quiet moment. Misinterpreting the meaning of silence in different cultures, though, and you could be on your way to losing an important business deal. Silence in Japanese culture “I was part of the EMEA team when the Japanese bank I was working for took over an American bank,” says a former VP of marketing. A Culturally Responsive Approach to Discussing Thanksgiving in the Classroom In this ongoing series, we explore what culturally responsive teaching looks like at different grade levels and offer concrete examples and resources. Last week we explored going beyond “The Single Story”. Today, educator Lindsay Barrett offers a culturally responsive approach to discussing Thanksgiving in the Classroom. More in this series:

Resources for Addressing Racism and Hatred in the Classroom Just getting underway, the 2017–18 school year looks to be one filled with difficult classroom conversations about current events. After the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, educators on social media have started using #CharlottesvilleCurriculum to share resources on how to have conversations with students about racism, inequity, and more. For decades, ASCD authors and contributors have addressed these tough topics, and we’ve compiled a list of available ASCD resources to help educators effectively discuss racism and hatred in the classroom. Inservice

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