Humanistic Educator

Life is lived in forward but understood in reverse. Before we can lead and support others, we must take a deep reflection of ourself to better understand how to support our students and our communities of color. 26 Letters "Humanizing" curriculum will help you uncover and discover your personal identity before diving into the perception and construction of our students communities, eventually ending at the intersection of how our educational practices can sustain hope and healing.

 
 

Here is a sample module and does not represent the actual software itself. Please see here for the Clint Smith video and here for the ACLU Suspension Infographic that accompany this module.

 

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e-suite of tools

12 interactive e-learning modules with digital and print media. Earn credit, track modules for CEU’s. Utilize SMART goal template to increase efficiency and effectiveness across teams and districts.


Equity resources that increase individual and collaborative growth

Increase awareness, common language and understanding around equitable practices and solutions. 12 interactive e-learning modules with embedded resources. Explore personal identity before gaining a deeper understanding of our students, their communities and the legal, social and political structures that formed them. Great for scalability from the committed individual to small group, or even building or district solutions

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Learning progression

1.Building Community and Exploring Identity 2.Counter Narratives 3.Legal Construction of Race 4.Understanding Heterogeneity 5.American Identity 6.Oppression and Privilege 7.Racial and Structural Violence in Schools 8.Frameworks for Liberation 9.Critical Pedagogy 10.Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom 11.How can educational practice sustain hope and healing 12.What is the purpose of school?


As an administrator in MPS, I see great potential value in the proposed diversity, engagement and inclusion modules. I think that they could provide valuable shared learning for building level equity teams. They could also be used to create more district level conversations if used across multiple sites. Schools are often committed to improving racial equity and inclusion at their sites, but at times don't know where to begin making changes. This feels like it could be a tangible tool for that work.

Sarah Hunter, AP, Lyndale Elementary School


 James Ewer, M.A School Leadership, Harvard University developed the curriculum and framework for the modules and corresponding in-person Professional Development.

James Ewer, M.A School Leadership, Harvard University developed the curriculum and framework for the modules and corresponding in-person Professional Development.

 Dr. Natalie Rasmussen is the former AP at Minneapolis North High School and current Professor at Minnesota State-Mankato's Administration Program. Dr Rasmussen is the Narrator featured in all modules. 

Dr. Natalie Rasmussen is the former AP at Minneapolis North High School and current Professor at Minnesota State-Mankato's Administration Program. Dr Rasmussen is the Narrator featured in all modules.