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Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

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Afrika Afeni Mills is an Education Consultant and the author of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students, available for pre-order through Corwin Press. She works with colleagues, teachers, coaches, and administrators to develop and sustain student-centered learning experiences that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated sessions at conferences across the United States. Afrika believes that all educators can be motivated, engaged, dynamic practitioners and leaders when provided with the support needed to create student-centered, anti-bias, anti-racist, culturally responsive learning environments that inspire wonder and creativity and nurture diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion.
Show Highlights Avoid surface diversity in various spaces in leadership structures and decision makers. How a Black Woman talk to White Educators and White students about bias and racism? Every leader needs braided rope and Marigolds.  Navigate the imposter syndrome of doing this work with an essential book, Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students.  The importance of educators doing their own racial identity work to help students grow their perspective of the world. Words of encouragement for educators who want to do this work but understand the political reality and challenge of championing this work? The critical difference between family/community involvement and family and community partnership. Invest in unpacking competing priorities for educators to engage in  deep learning and conversation.


“Let's be in this together, let's support one another because we have important work to do. We are well suited to the task. We just have to make sure that we stay the course.”
-Afrika Afeni Mills



Afrika Afeni Mills’ Resources & Contact Info: AfrikaAfeniMills.com Twitter  Instagram Facebook Afrika Afeni Mills - Equity Guardian Linkedin Personal Blog: Continental Drift  
Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership.
 
Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today!
Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
 
In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
 
Join the challenge today!
Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 
 
100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills.
 
Apply to the mastermind today!
  SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
 
TEACHFX
School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
 
ORGANIZED BINDER
Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus),

Afrika Afeni Mills is an Education Consultant and the author of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students, available for pre-order through Corwin Press. She works with colleagues, teachers, coaches, and administrators to develop and sustain student-centered learning experiences that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated sessions at conferences across the United States. Afrika believes that all educators can be motivated, engaged, dynamic practitioners and leaders when provided with the support needed to create student-centered, anti-bias, anti-racist, culturally responsive learning environments that inspire wonder and creativity and nurture diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion.
Show Highlights Avoid surface diversity in various spaces in leadership structures and decision makers. How a Black Woman talk to White Educators and White students about bias and racism? Every leader needs braided rope and Marigolds.  Navigate the imposter syndrome of doing this work with an essential book, Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students.  The importance of educators doing their own racial identity work to help students grow their perspective of the world. Words of encouragement for educators who want to do this work but understand the political reality and challenge of championing this work? The critical difference between family/community involvement and family and community partnership. Invest in unpacking competing priorities for educators to engage in  deep learning and conversation.


“Let's be in this together, let's support one another because we have important work to do. We are well suited to the task. We just have to make sure that we stay the course.”
-Afrika Afeni Mills



Afrika Afeni Mills’ Resources & Contact Info: AfrikaAfeniMills.com Twitter  Instagram Facebook Afrika Afeni Mills - Equity Guardian Linkedin Personal Blog: Continental Drift  
Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership.
 
Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today!
Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
 
In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
 
Join the challenge today!
Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 
 
100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills.
 
Apply to the mastermind today!
  SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
 
TEACHFX
School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
 
ORGANIZED BINDER
Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus),

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