“Canadian researchers Katz, Porath, Bendu and Epp (2012) defined academic inclusion as all students having full participation in the academic experiences of the classroom, including learning experiences with peers that are not separate or parallel to those of their classmates and that are not based solely on interactions with adults. Likewise, they defined social inclusion as each child being a full and respected member of the classroom community, including feelings of belonging, of being cared for and of being a part of something larger than themselves.”

“Oh, Canada: bridges and barriers to inclusion in Canadian Schools”


“To redesign social systems, we need first to acknowledge their colossal unseen dimensions. The silences and denials surrounding privilege are the key political tool here. They keep the thinking about equality or equity incomplete, protecting unearned advantage and conferred dominance by making these taboo subjects.” ~ Peggy McIntosh~

“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” and “Some Notes for Facilitators”

“Teaching, like any truly human activity, emerges from one’s inwardness, for better or worse. As I teach, I project the condition of my soul onto my students, my subject, and our way of being together. The entanglements I experience in the classroom are often no more or less than the convolutions of my inner life.”          ~ Parker J. Palmer~

The Heart of a Teacher