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If We Listen

On our drive home is a billboard that reads, “If we listen we can end bias in healthcare.” I am struck by this advertisement more so today. This pandemic has more than highlighted the disparities in healthcare for Black communities.

Coaching Blog

Listening to the System

By Natalie Irons, Associate Director, Instructional Coaching, UCLA Center X Last week provided a lot of opportunity to reflect on…
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Coaching for Burnout?

By Natalie Irons, Associate Director, Instructional Coaching, UCLA Center X In a recent Cognitive Coaching training I heard from several…
Culture & Equity Project BlogTransforming Education

Stop Fetishizing DEI

As I walked around the classroom, I noticed a certain level of calmness. I saw co-teaching happening in this 1st
grade classroom and students actively engaged. The teacher called on “Sara” to talk about what she liked most in the story they read together as a class. Her friends tentatively sat and waited for her response. Her friend “Justin” held her hand and said “Sara, what did you like?” Sara waited and responded “I liked the pictures!” Sara’s response time took a little longer than some of her other friends but no one seemed to care.