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kate gerson
Working for equity in the details of teaching & learning. Teacher & principal by trade. Survivor & Single Mama. founder & ceo. She |her | hers
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Miladys Perez, NBCT Apr 16
SOLD OUT! Thanks to all the educational leaders who registered their teams to attend the must transformational professional learning ever! I cannot wait to meet all of you! ❤️Standardsinstitute
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p.m. newlove ✌🏼 Apr 15
If your TL is full today of Notre Dame burning down, but you heard nothing of the Black churches in Louisiana being burned this month, I hope you'll reflect on how epistemological violence works. Privileged stories hold privileged pain--while erasing the pain of the oppressed.
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Dalai Lama Apr 15
Time’s always moving on; nothing can stop it. We can’t change the past, but we can still learn from it. And we can shape the future, creating a more peaceful era, by adopting a realistic approach, recognising that the more compassionate you are, the more you’ll find inner peace.
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
I’m telling you. I promise you. This work feeds you. Aligned curriculum will SAVE YOU TIME and create space for confronting the racist ideas in play in you and in your sphere of influence. And watching students think and thrive around content appropriate for their grade is poetry
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
All the hard work. All the exhausted nights and brutal days. Who has the emotional or temporal bandwidth to actually take on our own growth and learning as professionals?
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
We’ll have to reset as professionals and face the fact that we don’t, in fact, have this handled.
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
It’s gonna take a bunch of emotional work though. We’ll have to let go of some sacred cows that please us but don’t serve kids.
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
Crazy thing is we know so much more than we ever have about what it would take to reset the whole thing.
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kate gerson Apr 15
Replying to @KateGerson
When we say systemic racism,we’re talking about the status quo in school & who it doesn’t,has never served.When we say systemic racism & we aren’t constantly tearing that system apart to focus on readiness & respect in all grades,we are-WE ARE the grown ups ARE the racist system.
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kate gerson Apr 15
Look at your sphere of influence. What are you doing with the power you have to reorganize the system around an assumption that every one of your kids must be and can be 💯 ready to make their own choice for college or career by 18.
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kate gerson Apr 15
If we are satisfied with incremental change or “outperforming” like schools or being the highest performing district in the state or a bit of growth against a measure disconnected from readiness for college, we’re not attacking inequity. “Wait almost always means never.” -MLK.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @raysawhill
Yes Ray. for real.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
Everything we’ve been a part of - every “reform” we’ve staffed or studied- all these changes & the provision gap persists. Notice the absence of adults of color. Notice the absence of intellectual labor in the adults. Notice the absence of hard, messy attempts at anti-racism.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
This cross-section of race work and pedagogical content work (leaning on imperfect aligned curriculum) is the way we can change everything.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
White friends, this means we have to learn more each day on purpose what it’s like to not be white in America, to not be white in the field of education, to not be white in school.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
We’ll also have to spend real time studying the history of racism, learning and listening about the way racism is manifesting in schools and school work, talking about race with colleagues regularly, examining the way racist ideas are manifesting in us as individuals.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
Justice lies in the details of teaching and learning.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
By we I mean anybody conducting, observing, writing, supervising, attempting to affect, thinking about, studying INSTRUCTION.
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kate gerson Apr 10
Replying to @KateGerson
That’ll require a few things from us. We have to activate our OWN intellectual selves. We have to think deeply on the thing we want them to know/be able to do & we have to question whether WE - against this new high bar- know it & can do it AND have done it recently as prep.
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kate gerson Apr 10
For your consideration re “equity”: we can not apply the standards or an aligned curriculum if we don’t entirely see a child’s humanity. We have to for real WANT to know what they think/see. We have to create spaces into which they can project their authentic intellectual selves.
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