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What is positionality? Free download on how to write a positionality statement

What is positionality?

The way we see and understand the world influences how we interact with others, make decisions, and interpret others’ actions. To be equitable and inclusive leaders, educators, or humans, we must understand how our identities bias our perceptions. In this post, we provide a free downloadable 26-page PDF with definitions and explanations of several social identities (race, gender, socioeconomic status, ability status, and sexuality) and a scaffolded exercise to help you examine your positionality.

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introduce a girl to engineering day

Resources for Introducing Girls to Engineering

I’m thankful someone introduced me to engineering, and for all of the people along the way who encouraged me to persist. In honor of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” will you introduce a girl to engineering this week? Check out a list of resources to help.

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Virtual Learning Command Station

Best Practices in Virtual Learning

This post shares some of my observations, best practices, and tools for virtual learning. You’ll find a recorded recap from a virtual workshop (~45m), handouts, resources, references, and more.

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Awareness to Action Alliance

Awareness to Action Alliance

Make 2021 a year of increased awareness and empowered action. Join the Awareness to Action Alliance and focus your energy and effort on monthly learning and action goals for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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SMARTIE goals

What are SMARTIE goals?

Change doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without planning and effort. Goals are critical to success! To improve diversity, equity, and inclusion, we must be intentional in our efforts. Use this worksheet to craft SMARTIE goals!

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Say their name (and say it correctly)

Have you ever found out that you had consistently mispronounced someone’s name and were shocked and embarrassed when you finally found out? This happened to me recently with a friend, and it reminded me of an exchange with my mother when I was about 18. Saying someone’s name and saying it correctly is important to building inclusive environments. In this post, I’ll share a story and leave you with some strategies.

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How Learning Happens

How Learning Happens

We are developing a course on our Elevate Inclusion network entitled “How Learning Happens.” Check out a preview of the course in the gallery below, and join our mailing list and network so you’ll know once the course is live! 

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