Eden Prairie's Imprint

Tidbits about Culturally Relevant Teaching & Responsiveness

March 21, 2016 ~ Edition V

Purpose & Name

Eden Prairie's Imprint is an exclusive newsletter dedicated to the new teachers in Eden Prairie Schools. Our focus is on sharing best practice around culturally responsive pedagogy and highlighting our new teachers/staff in an effort to create community and interconnectedness. We recognize the 'imprint' you are making with the hard work and dedication you bring to our school district. If you are interested in contributing to this bi-weekly newsletter, please contact Stephanie Baker, District Q Comp Coordinator/Instructional Coach. Let's make an impression on one another in 2016!
A Good Time for the Truth: Race in America

An invitation to a book launch at the Minnesota History Center. In this provocative book, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in one of the whitest states in the nation.

Creating a Culturally Responsive Community with Dr. Sharroky Hollie

Creating a Culturally Responsive Community in Edina, MN

Here is the presentation of Sharroky Hollie that I attended in Edina. It was very well attended. This is the entire presentation so it is 1.5 hours long.

Cultural Tree

This "tree" will grow by contributions, quotes, images, short inspirational moments by YOU --- please send to Stephanie Baker to add to the tree.

"Our Lives Begin to End the Day we Become Silent about Things that Matter" ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If a curriculum does not respond to a culture, then the culture won't respond to the curriculum." ~Author unknown (Added by Kristen Strauss, Instructional Coach, Cedar Ridge Elementary)

A question posed at the end of Michele Norris’ book (Grace of Silence) - "What's been more corrosive to the dialogue on race in America over the last half century or so - things said or unsaid?” (Added by Dawn Fedora, Q Comp Coach/Observer @ Eden Lake and Cedar Ridge Elementary Schools)

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

The article, written by Peggy McIntosh, a white Wellesley College professor, is cited many times when talking about white privilege. Peggy came up with 46 "seemingly benign" privileges that she enjoyed, while her colleagues of color did not.

Final New Teacher/Staff Continuous Learning Session IV

Thursday, April 14th, 4-6pm

Eden Prairie High School ~ Lakeside Lab