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Gratitude matters. It matters for our happiness, and in turn, our success. (Check out Shawn Achor’s entertaining TEDx talk, “ The Happy Secret for Better Work ,” for a 12-minute dose of inspiration.) As Thanksgiving nears, it’s the perfect excuse to practice your toast take a minute and think about what you’re thankful for. In that spirit, I asked our EP team to chime in. Here’s what some of them said – ---------- “For listening to each other and pushing each other.” – Chris Reed, Manager, Fellowship Recruitment ---------- “I am thankful for being able to always be around to witness when my...
Missouri was recently called the “heart of racial tension in America.” After the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August 2014 and the recent events on the campus of the University of Missouri, that title isn’t undeserved. But what’s happening at Mizzou—incidents of racism and bigotry—and what university leaders are doing (or not doing) about it sound eerily familiar.
America is at an inflection point about race. But do we realize it? The events happening at the University of Missouri are bringing the discussion—and experience—of race, racism, and inequity to a head. But instead of engaging in that discussion, too often, we’re turning away from it. As we grapple with how to create organizations, institutions, and schools that serve all students equitably, we must have effective and meaningful strategies for diversity, equity, and inclusion that meet the needs of the students that they’re designed to serve.
If you're interested in work on behalf of all students, EP can be the path for you—whether you're an emerging leader or a seasoned professional. Read on.
There are a lot of reasons why teaching isn’t the sought after profession it should be, low pay and increasing pressure on teachers among them. But what if we’re missing something big here?