Allen-Stevenson School Conversation with Leaders

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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: leerosetta



90 Minute conversation with leaders at Allen-Stevenson School to envision meaningful professional development for teachers. In the ever-changing landscape of student demographics and diversity initiatives, teachers face the challenge of creating a classroom environment that goes beyond celebrations of heroes and holidays. Whether we are educators beginning the journey or far down the path into multiculturalism and inclusivity, there is always room to grow. What are some practical strategies and best practices to become the educator with whom all children thrive? 

Allen-Stevenson School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Seattle Girls’ School Beyond the Why and Into the How: Stretching the Inclusive Boundaries in Our Classrooms Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Agenda  Cultural Competency  Increasing Inclusivity  Focus on the Classroom  Questions and Answers Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

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Dimensions of Identity and Culture This model of identifiers and culture was created by Karen Bradberry and Johnnie Foreman for NAIS Summer Diversity Institute, adapted from Loden and Rosener’s Workforce America! (1991) and from Diverse Teams at Work, Gardenswartz & Rowe (SHRM 2003). Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Experiences Across Difference Internalized Oppression/Dominance Stereotype Threat Accumulated Impact/ Microaggressions Code/Mode Switching Fish Seeing the Water “Normal” versus “Good” “Intent” versus “Impact” Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

What Can We Do to Increase Inclusion and Safety? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( - Increasing Trust - Distinguishing Behaviors - Overcoming History and Impact

Do You See Me? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( - Representation on the Walls - Representation in the Curriculum - Interest in Personal Story (Sharing of Personal Story) - Interactions In and Out of the Classroom - Demonstration of Care

Do You Hear Me? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( - - Incorporation of Prior Knowledge and Experience - - Seeking and Responding to Student Feedback - - Student Choice in the Curriculum - - Empathy Reflex - - Authoritative Discipline

Will You Treat Me Fairly? - Clear and High Expectations - Equal Discipline and Rewards - Support in Struggle and Push in Success - Consistent and Predictable Assessment - Different Kinds of Success Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

- Understanding of Identity and Experience - Interruption of Exclusive or Oppressive Behavior - Teaching and Discussing Cultural and Power Difference - Encouragement of and Practice with Collaboration Will You Protect Me? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

You Win Some, You Lose Some Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Developmentally Appropriate Diversity Work Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Younger Children  Exposure Base  Allowing Questions  Gentle Guidance  Modeling Comfort With Discussions  Expanding Definition of What’s Possible  Fairness, Kindness, and Rightness Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Examples  The Black Santa Story  The Jackie Robinson Story  What Makes a Family?  Alternate Fairy Tales  Dress-Up Corner  Guest Speakers That Defy Stereotypes Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Older Children  Experiential And Discovery Base  Facilitating Questions and Discussions  Media Literacy  Patterns and Systems  Values and Actions  Autonomy and Choice  Justice and Activism Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Examples  Class Mottoes  Products of Puberty  Barbie Math  Nacirema  What’s So Funny?  Video Documentary Project  Pay It Forward Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Integrated or Stand Alone? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Both-And: Examples Stand-Alone Opportunities – Class Norms and Rules – Getting to Know You – Class Dynamics – Identity Development Integrated Opportunities – Literature – History – Math – Science – Art – PE – And More! Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Parents: Partners or Foes? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

What Parents Fear and What We Can Do About It  “I didn’t know about this stuff…”  “I don’t have any language around this…”  “I want to protect their innocence…”  “Are you teaching my kids values?”  Heads Up Communication  Resources and Language  Clear Reiteration of Mission and Values  Research and Your Expertise  Explicit Communication of Parents’ Roles Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Stretching the Inclusive Boundaries Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Understanding the Case for Diversity and Inclusion  The Moral Case  The Academic Case  The Economic Case Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

6Cs of 21st Century Education and Excellence  Critical Thinking  Collaboration  Communication  Creativity  Cosmopolitanism/Cross-Cultural Competency Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) Schematic Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

From Exclusive to Inclusive: Developmental Stages Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Hallmarks of Earlier Phases  People feel pressure to fit in  People fear speaking up  “Who you know” is more important than “what you know” (relationship-based culture)  You only trust those closest to you (cliques)  Denial of differences is considered a virtue (“we don’t see differences here”)  It’s hard for outsiders to learn the rules (sink or swim to prove yourself) Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Hallmarks of Later Phases  People can bring their full selves to school  The school encourages and welcomes people to contribute different opinions and points of view  There is a performance driven culture  People form dynamic and diverse groups (trust)  Differences are seen as additive and productive  Success is explicitly defined, and the school supports people in achieving it  The school has an interactive culture  People have the competencies to adapt to different cultural contexts. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Schools Have ZPDs, Too! Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( Status Quo: Reliance on what the school does already and naturally Zone of Proximal Development: Mindful and strategic change toward the next stage of growth Too Much, Too Fast: Unrealistic demands on the community

Getting There From Here: Life Cycle of Initiatives Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( Abe Wehmiller, NAIS Summer Diversity Institute

Success vs Failure of Initiatives Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee ( ------ + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Confusion Vision + ------ + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Sabotage Vision + Consensus + ------ + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Anxiety Vision + Consensus + Skills + ------ + Resources + Action Plan = Resistance Vision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + ------ + Action Plan = Frustration Vision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + ------ = Treadmill Vision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Change *Adapted from T. Krosier’s “Managing Complex Change.”

Concentrating on the People: Recruitment TO Retention Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Stages of Recruitment to Retention  Recruiting  Interviewing  Admitting/Hiring  Starting before the first school year begins  Conducting professional development  Mentoring and collaborating  Assessing, supervising, observing and evaluating  Granting tenure/permanence/leadership  Sustaining the connection  Developing career-long learners  Renewing and reorienting Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Leveraging Your People  Back up your enthusiasts 15-20%  Sanction outright resisters 15-20%  Work on your 60-70%  Be authentic about where you are  Support your pioneers  Cultivate your voice of conscience  Contribute your stubborn ounces  Constantly reference your mission Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Keeping Up To Date: Assessment and Training Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Assess and Reassess  Demographic Trends – Entrance Numbers – Attrition Numbers – Disciplinary Cases – Academic Cases – Financial Aid Breakdowns  Climate Surveys  Exit Interviews  Programmatic Surveys  Pre-Post Assessments  Every 1-2 Years Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Cultural Competency Skillsets  Identity Development  Cross Cultural Communication  Intercultural Conflict  Bias, Power, and Systems  Privilege and Allyship  School Culture and Change  Inclusive Curriculum  Leading and Following  Cultural Adaptation Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Doing It on a Budget  Free Climate Surveys  Survey Monkey  Word Clouds  Task Forces  Online Courses with Cohorts  Post Conference Share- Outs and Trainings  Book Discussion Groups  Expertise Exchange  Forming Consortia With Other Schools Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Resources Available at Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (  Common Vocabulary  Assessment Tools From Various Organizations  Links to Resource Websites  Professional Development Options  Must Read Books  Can’t Find What You’re Looking For? Contact Me!

Making Choices, Setting Priorities Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Presenter Information Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee 6th Faculty and Professional Outreach Seattle Girls’ School 2706 S Jackson Street Seattle WA 98144 (206) 805-6562 Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Identity Resources • Carlos H. Arce, “A Reconsideration of Chicano Culture and Identity” • Atkinson, Morten, & Sue, “Racial/Cultural Identity Development Model (R/CID)” • Mindy Bingham and Sandy Stryker, “Socioemotional Development for Girls” • Vivienne Cass, “Homosexual identity formation: Testing a theoretical model” • William Cross, Shades of Black: Diversity in African American Identity” • Anthony D’Augelli, “ Identity development and sexual orientation: Toward a model of lesbian, gay, and bisexual development” Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Identity Resources • Erik Erikson, “Eight Stages of Man” • J. E. Helms, Various Publications on Racial and Ethnic Identity Development • Jean Kim, “Processes of Asian American Identity Development” • James Maricia, “Four Ego and Identity Statuses” • Suzanne Kobasa Ouellette, “The Three C’s of Hardiness” • Jean S. Phinney, “Ethnic Identity in Adolescents and Adults: Review of the Research” • Ponterotto & Pederso, Preventing Prejudice • Maria P. P. Root, Various Works on Multiracial Identity Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Identity Resources • Patricia Romney, Karlene Ferron, and Jennifer Hill, “Measuring the Success of Diversity Directors in Independent Schools” • Pedro Ruiz, “Latino/a Identity Development Model” • Chalmer E. Thompson and Robert T. Carter, Racial Identity Theory • Alex Wilson, “How We Find Ourselves: Identity Development and Two Spirit People” • Christine J. Yeh, “The Collectivistic Nature of Identity Development Among Asian-American College Students” Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Resources  Joshua M. Aronson, Ph.D., “Improving Achievement & Narrowing the Gap,” Learning and the Brain Conference, Cambridge, MA, November 2003  Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference.  Miss Representation, documentary film on media and women  United Nations Population Fund Statistics on Gender Equality as of 2005 _gender.htm  Learning to be critically literate of mass media  Media Guide for Parents and Educators Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Gender Specific Resources  Jennifer Bryan, various trainings and publications on gender and sexuality diversity, From the Dress Up Corner to the Senior Prom  JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters, How Girls Thrive  Jackson Katz, Tough Guise, Wrestling with Manhood, The Macho Paradox  John Medina, Talaris Research Institute, various studies on early gender differences in competition and play  Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls  Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out, Odd Girl Speaks Out, Curse of the Good Girl  Michael Thompson, Raising Cain, Speaking of Boys, It’s a Boy! Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Communication Resources • “Stereotype Threat” by Joshua Aronson • Brenda J. Allen, Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity • William Gudykunst, Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Comunication • Milton Bennett, PhD, Intercultural Communication Institute • “Non-Verbal Communication Across Cultures” by Erica Hagen, Intercultural Communication Resources • • Thrive! Team Dynamics • history.htm Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Miscellaneous Resources • Karen Bradberry and Johnnie Foreman, “Privilege and Power,” Summer Diversity Institute, National Association of Independent Schools, 2009 • Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Nurture Shock • Kevin Jennings, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network) • Allan G. Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference • Johnnie McKinley, “Leveling the Playing Field and Raising African American Students’ Achievement in Twenty-nine Urban Classrooms,” New Horizons for Learning, mckinley.htm Michael J Nakkula and Eric Toshalis, Understanding Youth. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

Miscellaneous Resources • Cornell University ILR Management Programs ( • National Training Lab ( • Robert Evans, The Human Side of School Change • Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point • Jim Collins, Good To Great • Stephen R. Covey’s Coveylink • Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust • Michelle Cummings, • Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson, Shaping School Culture: The Heart of Leadership Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (

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