See and Be Seen
Dionne Grayman, a trainer and staff developer for Morningside Center, helps bring restorative practices and racial equity to NYC public schools - and writes about it on her blog, See and Be Seen.
Some adults seem unable to grasp that young people are scared. Terrified. And angry. They feel abandoned. We can do better by our kids.
"Because love is in the details, we can operationalize it to rebuild schools into centers of joy, creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and cultivation of the unlimited potential of young people."
Self-care isn’t just an essential part of communal care, it is what makes community possible.
"My self-care makes me possible because it sustains the source of my humanity," writes trainer Dionne Grayman.
Self-care is about more than candles and Epsom salt baths and exercise and sleep and saying no, says Morningside trainer Dionne Grayman.
Educators must not be complicit and co-conspirators in the act of not allowing Black students to just BE their wonderfully made selves.
Sometimes educators have to make hard decisions that put the needs of the many over the needs of one. Morningside Center staff developer and blogger Dionne Grayman tells about a wrenching choice she had to make.
Morningside Center staff developer and blogger Dionne Grayman reflects on the experience of being "invisibilized" as a student - or adult - of color.
The principal was greeting students on the steps of the school when I arrived. His normally cheerful demeanor was slightly subdued as he told me about the two major incidents that had happened the day before, each one centered around one student, Justin, in particular.
The class had already earned a reputation for being one of the more difficult ones in a school that considers itself the last stop for young people who have spent the majority of their student careers majoring in "Disruptive" and minoring in "Challenging."