Evergreen School Inclusive Classrooms Day 2

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Half day session delivered to the faculty of Evergreen School in Shoreline, WA. After the full day session delivered on the previous day (see Evergreen School Inclusive Classrooms presentation), the faculty identified areas of further study and practice. This session highlighted the relationship between bullying and bias, age-appropriate anti-bias work, and courageous conversations.

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Evergreen School Inclusive Classrooms Day 2

  1. 1. Evergreen School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls ’ School Stretching the Inclusive Boundaries: Culturally Responsive Classrooms DAY 2 – The Wish List Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Bullying and Bias </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cycles of Bullying and Bias </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender Bias and Bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Versus Bullying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Working with Youth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developmentally Appropriate Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Versus Stand-Alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying One Out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courageous Conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Norms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Rounds of Conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debrief </li></ul></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  3. 3. Bullying and Bias Repeating Cycles Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
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  6. 6. Gender and Gender Bias Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  7. 7. Gender Differences Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  8. 8. <ul><li>Brash </li></ul><ul><li>Troublemaker </li></ul><ul><li>Strong </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li>Silent </li></ul><ul><li>Clever </li></ul><ul><li>Mistake-Prone </li></ul><ul><li>Belligerent </li></ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Well-Behaved </li></ul><ul><li>Delicate </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect </li></ul><ul><li>Nice </li></ul>Gender Bias Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
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  11. 11. Gender, Bias, and Bullying <ul><li>• Source of Power </li></ul><ul><li>• Worst Labels </li></ul><ul><li>• Who Bullies? </li></ul><ul><li>• Who is Bullied? </li></ul><ul><li>• Social Collective </li></ul><ul><li>• Abuse and Aggression </li></ul><ul><li>• Outliers of Victims </li></ul><ul><li>• Signs of Cry </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  12. 12. Definition of Conflict <ul><li>A clash between two individuals or groups </li></ul><ul><li>A disagreement or argument about something important </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  13. 13. D.E.A.R. Conflict Resolution Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  14. 14. AIMS Conflict Problem Solving Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  15. 15. Words of Caution <ul><li>• Pushing Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>• Outside Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>vs Inside Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>• Threatening with Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>• False Intentions </li></ul><ul><li>• Fake Apologies </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  16. 16. When It ’s Bullying <ul><li>Power is uneven </li></ul><ul><li>Intent to harm </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated and sustained </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts to hide from adults </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy not changing behaviors </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  17. 17. Bullying Intervention <ul><li>Know when it is bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Stand up for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to stop the behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Seek healthy support </li></ul><ul><li>Tell an adult </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  18. 18. Ally Skills <ul><li>Don ’t bully </li></ul><ul><li>Speak up when someone else is being bullied </li></ul><ul><li>Assume positive intentions, but don ’t let that assumption make you silent </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions to clarify and to educate </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t make the person who is bullying into someone who is getting targeted </li></ul><ul><li>Actively include those who are easily left out </li></ul><ul><li>If you know someone is getting bullied, tell an adult at school or at home </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the climate healthy </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  19. 19. Resources <ul><li>Joshua M. Aronson, Ph.D., “Improving Achievement & Narrowing the Gap,” Learning and the Brain Conference, Cambridge, MA, November 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Baumeister, Case Western Reserve University, Various Social Psychology Experiments on the Effects of Social Exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cycle of Bullying,” North Central Educational Service District, http://www.ncesd.org/safe_civil/docs/resources/cycle_of_bullying.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Feagin, “The Two Faced Racism.” White Privilege Conference . Springfield, MA. April 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Jennings, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network) www.glsen.org </li></ul><ul><li>Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference . </li></ul><ul><li>Tara Kuther, “Understanding Bullying,” PTA.org, http://www.pta.org/pr_magazine_article_details_1117637268750.html </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Thompson & Kathy Schultz, “The Psychological Experiences of Students of Color,” Independent School Magazine, http://www.nais.org/publications/ismagazinearticle.cfm?Itemnumber=144307&sn.ItemNumber=145956&tn.ItemNumber=145958 </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  20. 20. More Resources <ul><li>“ 101 Ways to Combat Prejudice.” Anti-Defamation League http://www.adl.org/prejudice/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Beatbullying Toolkit for Teachers, http://www.beatbullying.org/images/teachers.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Hafner, Lauren. “Bullying Report: How are Washington State Schools Doing?” Safe Schools Coalition . December 2003 http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/bullyreport/bullyreport12-03.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ House Bill Report - SHB 1444, Washington State” Bully Police USA http://www.bullypolice.org/wa_law.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ten Ways to Fight Hate.” Teaching Tolerance http://www.tolerance.org/10_ways/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>“ Washington State School Safety Center.” Office of Superintendant of Public Education http://www.k12.wa.us/SafetyCenter/HarassmentBullying/default.aspx </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  21. 21. Gender Specific Resources <ul><li>JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters </li></ul><ul><li>Pooja Makhijani, Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America . </li></ul><ul><li>John Medina, Talaris Research Institute, various studies on early gender differences in competition and play and “Love Lab.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out . </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Speaks Out . </li></ul><ul><li>Harriet R. Tenenbaum, “Gender Achievement Motivation,” Learning and the Brain Conference, Cambridge, MA, November 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth. </li></ul><ul><li>Naomi Wolf, Promiscuities . </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  22. 22. Break Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  23. 23. Developmentally Appropriate Diversity Work Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  24. 24. Younger Children <ul><li>Exposure Base </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Gentle Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Modeling Comfort With Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding Definition of What’s Possible </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness, Kindness, and Rightness </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  25. 25. Examples <ul><li>The Black Santa Story </li></ul><ul><li>The Jackie Robinson Story </li></ul><ul><li>What Makes a Family? </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Fairy Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Dress-Up Corner </li></ul><ul><li>Guest Speakers That Defy Stereotypes </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  26. 26. Older Children <ul><li>Experiential And Discovery Base </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating Questions and Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns and Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Values and Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy and Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Justice and Activism </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  27. 27. Examples <ul><li>Class Mottoes </li></ul><ul><li>Products of Puberty </li></ul><ul><li>Barbie Math </li></ul><ul><li>Nacirema </li></ul><ul><li>What’s So Funny? </li></ul><ul><li>Video Documentary Project </li></ul><ul><li>Pay It Forward </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  28. 28. Integrated or Stand Alone? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  29. 29. Both-And: Examples <ul><li>Stand-Alone Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Norms and Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting to Know You </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And More! </li></ul></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  30. 30. Parents: Partners or Foes? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  31. 31. What Parents Fear and What We Can Do About It <ul><li>“ I didn’t know about this stuff…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t have any language around this…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want to protect their innocence…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Are you teaching my kids values?” </li></ul><ul><li>Heads Up Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and Language </li></ul><ul><li>Clear Reiteration of Mission and Values </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Your Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Explicit Communication of Parents’ Roles </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  32. 32. Trying It Out Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  33. 33. Resources <ul><li>Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Nurture Shock </li></ul><ul><li>Louise Derman-Sparks, Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm Gladwell, Blink </li></ul><ul><li>Enid Lee, Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K 12 Anti Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, An Ethics Primer </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Pelo and Fran Davidson, That's Not Fair!: A Teacher's Guide to Activism with Young Children </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Schniedewind, Ellen Davidson, and Rethinking Schools, Open Minds to Equality - A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  34. 34. Break Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  35. 35. Courageous Conversations Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  36. 36. Discussion Norms <ul><li>Speak from the “I” Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Be Open Minded ; Seek Clarification </li></ul><ul><li>Lean into Discomfort; Take Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Withhold Judgment; Assume Positive Regard </li></ul><ul><li>Honor the Spirit of Confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the Right to Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  37. 37. Structure <ul><li>Groups of 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 “Challenge” Roles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>10 Minute Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Process the Process </li></ul><ul><li>Switch Roles </li></ul><ul><li>3 Rounds of Discussion </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  38. 38. Goals to Strive For <ul><li>Be Real </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t End Early </li></ul><ul><li>Don ’t “Admire the Problem” </li></ul><ul><li>Sit With All the Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the Observer to be Authentic </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  39. 39. Round One Discussion Time Round One Discussion Round One Process the Process Discussion: Many schools struggle to have many students and faculty members of color because there “aren ’ t enough strong candidates of color.” Does Evergreen have this problem? What do you think? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  40. 40. Round Two Discussion Time Round Two Discussion Round Two Process the Process Discussion: Should Evergreen revamp the curriculum to include multiple identity perspectives (ethnicity, SES, sexual orientation) even if there is little to no diversity in the student, family, or faculty/staff population? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  41. 41. Round Three Discussion Time Round Three Discussion Round Three Process the Process Discussion: Is it more important to value different families’ cultures and values or is it more important to help students be successful in mainstream US culture? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  42. 42. Debrief Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  43. 43. In Doing This Work <ul><li>Be willing to make and learn from mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Pay greater attention to the voices in the margins </li></ul><ul><li>Start where you are – you don’t have to do it all tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships, Relationships, Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: it’s a process, not a product; it’s a mindset, not a skillset. </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)
  44. 44. Presenter Information <ul><li>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee </li></ul><ul><li>6th Faculty and </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle Girls ’ School </li></ul><ul><li>2706 S Jackson Street </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle WA 98144 </li></ul><ul><li>(206) 805-6562 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://tiny.cc/rosettalee </li></ul>Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (http://tiny.cc/rosettalee)

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