education

December Retreat: Excited for the Future

I didn’t accomplish everything I would have liked to over the past four weeks, however I worked with Eva to...

Dec Retreat: Preparing for interviews and thinking more deeply about the process itself

I feel as though this retreat has served to catapult my group into the interview phase of the process. There’s...

December Retreat- Why You Should, Why You Could

I came into this retreat excited because I had finally figured out that instead of targeting 4 or 5 groups...

You Do Have A Choice

In the last couple of days, I have come to the decision that I will be primarily focusing on trying...

Preparing for the retreat and exploring language bias

A lot of what I did this week involved logistics to get myself and my team ready to move into...

Week 3: Starting Conversations

This week, I began sending emails to start conversations that will hopefully lead to interviews. I started with three contacts:...

Education Is Our Most Powerful Tool

Ignorance is bliss, or is it not? Why do so many people live in denial? It ain’t just a river in...

Gender of the Day: Dragon

Conclusion: People are ignorant. They either don’t know about gender bias or can’t recognize it when it’s right in front...

Understanding a Different point of View

I did 2 different things this week; I talked to my parents about cultural communications in schools, and I looked...

Turning Aspiration into a Reality

It’s week two and I’m done getting acquainted with this topic, it’s time to open up, dig deeper and develop...

Week 2: We Have to Have Tough Conversations to Get Anything Done

Over the past week I continued working on my topic mostly by talking to my parents and looking out for...

Understanding More about Cultural Communication, What is the problem?

During the November retreat I decided to change topics from the Vermont Opioid Epidemic to cultural Communications in schools. Before...

Week 1: We want to tell people how to make a difference – Smashing Sexism

It’s been only one week since our retreat. Over the past week we realized that there’s a problem, but we...

Week 1: Sharpening My Focus

This week is my first week of my new topic—OUR new topic. In reading other group members’ blogs and doing...

November Retreat: Eager to Get To Work

The best conversations are those which end in excitement—and the feeling that they’re not over yet. Measured in conversations, last...

November Retreat- The Adventure Begins

The results of this retreat have left me more motivated and determined than ever. It was decided that for my...

Nov. Retreat: Collaborating to create a focused and impassioned team

I wasn’t exactly sure how this retreat was going to look. I knew that we would have to come to...

#7: Here It Goes…

This is way, way, unacceptably late, but here me out. It’s almost 1 am, and I’m about to make my...

#8 More inclusive, appreciative, and effective communities

I want to make Vermont educational communities more inclusive, appreciative, and effective places for New Americans and English Language Learner...

#8- Evolving Thoughts

I am seeking to open eyes about why education reform is such a major issue by documenting the history and...

#8: One Week – Refining Pitch and Purpose

As I said before, I’m seeking opportunities; mainly opportunities to improve education for all. My audience is public schools, I...

#7: There’s still an issue

You probably worry about certain things at school. That important test you forgot to study for, or what the cafeteria...

#7- Why? What? How?

Why is this topic/issue important? I believe that this topic is important because the public school system does not teach...

#7: “I’m Seeking Not Just Answers, But Also Opportunities” – Preparing Your Pitch

Note: The exact terms that I should be using are unclear to me, so if anyone has any suggestions, I...

#6- Mind Mapping

Since I joined the program a bit later than everyone else, I did my learning scales for the first time...

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