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Be Mountain Movers!

Back in September I shared a story with my staff; I spoke of the mustard seed and its microscopic size. I also spoke of how the mustard seed, small in size, when planted, grows to become a large tree. I also explained that if we each had the faith/belief the size of a mustard seed we had the ability to move mountains. 
 
During that meeting, I gave everyone a mustard seed and asked that each of you hold the seed in your hand. I wanted each of you to realize that…
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Added by Elford Rawls-Dill on February 14, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Cultural Responsive Teaching (Quick Tips)

During the last few years we as a school leader I have spoken and read about diversity in the classroom. I have addressed the need to become culturally sensitive to meet the various needs of my students. The term diversity can be a difficult term to define; as a matter of fact, I believe the complexity in defining the term often leads to our difficulty to recognize the various needs and perspectives of others. 
 
In my teaching, I always tried to frame my pedagogical…
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Added by Elford Rawls-Dill on February 7, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Where are You on the Critical Continuum?

During my research studies, I came across the Interpretive/Critical Continuum which is designed to serve as a self reflective tool based on the researcher's stance or position in relation to the specific research query. It asks the question, "what does it mean for you to balance, integrate, or choose between interpretive and critical emphases in your own research?" This is a question I ask myself quite often; this question is one of value in the arena of qualitative research, but it is also…

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Added by Elford Rawls-Dill on January 30, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments

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I've been intrigued by the language of "catch up" which has come from government ministers and even the Children's Commissioner. The idea that lockdown has resulted in lost learning and a widening of the gap can't be disputed but it is the solutions put forward by government which has revealed the reductive nature of the government's attitude to learning and to young people. To reduce education and learning to an accumulation of facts devoid from any contextual influence is just simply naive.…See More
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