Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice
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Every Child, Every Day
Educational equity means that every child receives whatever she/he/they need to develop his/her/their full academic and social potential and to thrive, every day. By thrive, I mean academically as well as social-emotionally. Every child has a right to feel loved and cared for and to feel that they belong to a community. Emotional well-being is as important as academic success in this definition of educational equity.
Educational equity means there is no predictability of success or failure that correlates with any social or cultural factor—a child’s education experiences or outcomes are not predictable because of their race, ethnicity, linguistic background, economic class, religion, gender, orientation, physical and cognitive ability, or any other socio-political identity marker.
Beyond the predictability of success and failure, educational equity means that every child is seen for who they truly are, and their unique interests and gifts are surfaced and cultivated. For every child to cultivate their unique gifts, they need access to an extensive range of learning opportunities, activities, and material. This means when Prentis Jr. discovers in first grade that his love and skill for drawing surmounts all others, he has the opportunity and encouragement to pursue this passion. This means that in fourth grade, when Thui’s verbal abilities are recognized, her public speaking skills are developed. Education is a vehicle to self-realization and freedom.
Educational equity means every child, every day. Period.
And yes, this is a high bar: Every child.
And it is an attainable goal.
Discover the Abilities Required to Coach for Equity
Of coachingOf racism and white supremacyOf adult learnersOf emotionsOf identityOf teaching and education
How to implement Transformational CoachingHow to coach behaviors, beliefs, and ways of beingHow to move through the Phases of Transformational CoachingHow to coach for system changeHow to create the conditions in which adults can learn
A commitment to interrupt inequitiesA deep sense of purposeCourageTo learn and reflect on one’s own practices
Time to learn, practice, reflect, and attend to selfFunds for books, professional development, and a coach and/or mentor
Awareness of one’s own identity markersAn understanding of power dynamics through a lens of identity and systemic oppressionAbility to navigate racial differences in coaching relationshipsExperience with people who hold different identity markers than your own
Refined self-awareness, ability to navigate one’s own emotions, and cultivate resilienceAbility to navigate the emotions of othersCompassion and curiousityAbility to build trusting relationships
Publisher : Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (August 11, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 416 pages
ISBN-10 : 1119592275
ISBN-13 : 978-1119592273
Item Weight : 1.63 pounds
Dimensions : 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches