OED #6: Educating about Equity and Diversity

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There were five tips for educators of equity and diversity:

  1. Assess the situation.
  2. Model the behavior you want.
  3. Model active listening behaviors.
  4. Use yourself as an example.
  5. Reframe. Reframe. Reframe.

We identified some challenges and strategies for addressing those challenges:

  • Challenge #1: Saying the right thing. Strategies include: having a discussion versus proving right, keeping relationship, and be open minded & listen.
  • Challenge #2: Building Confidence. Strategies include: practicing with friends, family, and work; and finding your own way.
  • Challenge #3: Continuous Change. Strategies include: on-going learning and workshops.