Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.

Getting Centered: Our History

Getting centered: Our history

The future is in our hands. … A history that leaves out minorities reinforces separation, but an inclusive history bridges the divide.

—Takaki, 2008, p. 435

Getting Centered

As you read Takaki's words in the epigraph, what thoughts about North America's histories come to mind? Whose history is told through our textbooks, media, and curricula? When you read or hear terms such as segregation, integration, equity, or diversity, what images, thoughts, feelings, or reactions occur for you? When these terms are used in your professional settings, what reactions do you observe in your colleagues? Please use the space below to provide responses that describe your and your colleagues' responses.





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