How Builders Handle Equity

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Many Equity programs tend to throw emotional grenades in the room.They end up doing more damage than good.
  • Builders approach equity issues differently. Instead of trying to fix broken systems, Builders build new systems.
  • Builders don’t make equity separate from their work. Equity IS their work.
  • Approaching Equity the Builder’s way allows you to be more creative in addressing equity issues and come up with solutions that you may not have otherwise considered.

In this week's episode, we're going to tackle a touchy subject -- Equity. While almost everyone agrees we should strive for equity in schools, much of the way that we pursue equity is problematic.

Builders approach equity in a way that is fundamentally different, and as a result, they end up achieving equity far more frequently than leaders do. So tune in to discover how Builders handle equity and then go out and approach your equity work this year #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Have you always wanted to attend Builder’s Lab but could never get away? We’ve designed a virtual Builder’s Lab that will be unlike any online or virtual event you’ve ever experienced. It’s called Builder’s Lab 360 Experience and it’s going to have all the things we love most about Builder’s Lab plus a few more upgrades that make it even MORE powerful! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.   
  •  Have you joined the new School Leadership Reimagined facebook group? It’s where we can continue the conversation after the show. Just click here to join.
  • Why Builders don’t focus on “equity.”
  • Why most equity programs don’t help.
  • The Builder’s controversial approach to equity issues.
  • How your Builder’s vision directly addresses equity.
  • Why Builders don’t separate equity work from their primary work.
  • How the Builder’s approach to equity actually gives them more latitude to solve equity problems creatively.
  • Why accusations of privilege or forcing people to admit that they are racist may backfire.
  • How Builders go about dismantling racism.
  • Why you don’t have to wait until people have a change of heart to get started building equity.
  • How Builders create genuine equity in their schools.
  • Don’t forget to join the School Leadership Reimagined Facebook group to continue the conversation after the show. 
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