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Friday Links, Materials and  Schedule 

Why do we do this work?

Daily Links and Details

1:00 p.m. Session #1 Link: Opening Meeting

  • Introductions and Community Building

  • Welcome

    • Rick Branson, Executive Director CAIS

  • Reflection​

    • Pam Mulcahy, NENTS Director, Holderness School

  • Introduction to Affinity and Lesson Cohorts

    • Affinity Cohort Meetings​

      • How did the events of the past year impact you as a person?​

      • How do you think those events will impact you as a teacher this year?

      • What do you imagine your students will carry with them into your classroom?

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Session #2 Link: Relationships in our Classrooms

  • Heather Flewelling, Director of Multiculturalism and Community Development, Milton Academy

  • Bill Ivey, Humanities Teacher and Middle School Dean, Stoneleigh Burnham School


3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Session #3 Link: Lesson Cohort

  • How can you use identities and styles to inform your classroom practice in the fall?

5:00 p.m. Optional Session #4 Link: Getting to Know You Fun

Work Due


Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students - Zaretta Hammond

Read or view one additional piece from this list.

Reflect in writing on the readings, using these questions as a guide:

  1. What assumptions does the author of this resource hold?

  2. What do you agree with in the resource?

  3. What do you argue with in the resource?

  4. In what ways did this resource challenge you? What does the nature of these challenges teach you about yourself?

  5. What parts of the resource do you want to aspire to (or act upon)?

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