Education is the civil rights battleground of the 21st century. It can also be a powerful force for social justice.

In order to educate all the children of the next generation, not just those of privilege, there is a moral imperative to ensure that every adult who teaches is prepared for this responsibility. This professional work cannot be left to chance, or to individual prerogative. New teachers have earnest commitments to doing right by all students; they understand the power of good teaching, but often they don’t know how to work skillfully. That is the starting point and the heart of this year’s seminar series: getting “inside” of instruction together to better prepare every one of our teachers to teach skillfully with all students.

In this year’s seminar, we focus on the intersection of teaching practice and equity. Each talk will center on one high-leverage practice, and will investigate the enactment of the practice, and the ways in which issues of equity are fundamental to the practice itself. Building from a definition of the practice, each speaker will examine core dilemmas inherent in the work of enacting the practice with students and content. In so doing we will make visible the ways in which equity issues play out inside of each of the high-leverage practices.

September 2016: Eliciting and interpreting individual students’ thinking

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • H. Richard Milner IV

Inside Teaching: A Powerful Force for Equity.

Eliciting and interpreting individual students’ thinking

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January Seminar: Building respectful relationships with students

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • Tyrone C. Howard

Inside Teaching: A Powerful Force for Equity

Building respectful relationships with students

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February Seminar: Leading a group discussion

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • José Luis Vilson

  • Jennifer Langer-Osuna

Inside Teaching: A Powerful Force for Equity

Leading a group discussion

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March Seminar: Imagining and Enacting Teaching as Liberatory Practice

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
4:10pm - 6:00pm

  • Camille Wilson

Inside Teaching: A Powerful Force for Equity

Imagining and Enacting Teaching as Liberatory Practice

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