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Belans clearly elaborates the essential equity questions that should be at the heart of every decision a school leader makes. – Dr. Mahalia Hines, President, Common Ground Foundation; Board Member, Obama Foundation; former Board Member, Chicago Board of Education
Strategy or Tactic?
Linda Belans, EdD.
Why are some ideas, culture shifts, or dynamic changes successfully implemented and others aren't? One common reason is the absence of a clear, concise understanding, definition, and connection among Aspiration, Strategy and Tactics.
Here is a helpful guide.
Aspiration: The big end in mind
Strategy: What we have to do to make it happen
Tactics: How we make it happen.
Aspiration Become an anti-racist organization
Strategy Make big bold changes to our harmful policies and interactions, and institute those
that foster identity and create a sense of belonging
Tactics – Actively engage staff on an ongoing dynamic basis to note and continue the
policies and interactions that foster identity and create a sense of belonging.
– Actively Engage staff on an ongoing dynamic basis to address and change our
unexamined racist beliefs and practices.
– Actively engage students and families to learn how our practices affect them, and
what we need to change and/or continue doing to foster a deep sense of identity
and create a sense of belonging.
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