The Power of Leader and Coach Alignment: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

In schools across our country, instructional coaches work to ensure each of their teachers get the support they need to be successful for students. School leaders are uniquely positioned to provide structure and explicit coaching to these folks, to ensure coach effectiveness as well as their feedback alignment. The steps below support an intentional relationship […]

Critical Race Theory: There’s the Argument to Have, and How to Have the Argument

Recently, I joined a client’s (CT3) internal meeting to discuss Critical Race Theory (CRT). I was doing really well. Right until I started talking.  First, some background on this group as context for why I wanted to be in this particular session. CT3 is an active anti-racism organization focused on transforming education, the team walks […]

It’s Black History Month. Sigh.

February is here, so the Black History Month ornaments are everywhere. Company statements on websites affirming their commitment to celebrating Black history. The Black History Month assignments where students have to select an inspiring Black person from “the list” and do “the report,” the best of which get read at “the program.” The endless name-checking […]

Still Living in “The Other America”

Seeking to write something poignant about him as we celebrate the King holiday always pales in comparison to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s own eloquent words and clear-eyed analysis of the state of racial injustice in America. And though his words were written over fifty years ago, the fact that they are still relevant — […]

Critical Race Theory: The Argument to Have and How to Have It

Recently, I joined a client’s (CT3) internal meeting to discuss Critical Race Theory (CRT). I was doing really well. Right until I started talking.  First, some background on this group as context for why I wanted to be in this particular session. CT3 is an active anti-racist organization focused on transforming education, the team walks towards […]

Juneteenth 2021

June 19, 2021 A year ago today, CT3 moved to honor Juneteenth as a holiday. We created space for our team members to engage in learning, collaboration, and action to acknowledge the oldest celebration that truly commemorates the end of slavery in our country. What a difference a year makes.  Since March 2020, we have […]

The Verdict Is In

We heard the three guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder case. Yesterday, April 21, all CT3 team members refrained from email, Zoom meetings, and work to reflect on the changes they could make (in their own actions and communities) to act against racism and actively commit to those changes. While it would have been […]

What to Consider When Planning How to Spend CARES/ESSER Dollars

Over the last 18 months, we have faced more challenges as educators than one would hope to encounter in an entire career. Because we are a resilient workforce, educators met the COVID and racism pandemics in the virtual space with perseverance and integrity. Our leaders and our teachers have shown unparalleled resilience and innovation matched […]

Performative or Substantive?

At CT3 we commit to support real change — internally and externally — in the anti-racist movement that is well overdue in our country. We provide our Juneteenth 2019 statement to our partners and larger network of educators as a guide for many, if not all, of the decisions we make to support our team […]