Commitments you can make
Create the time and space for building an equity practice.
Student– and equity-centered teaching and learning is a process, not a product. It can be messy, uncomfortable, difficult, and inconclusive. And it is only possible with deep, sustained introspection. To build new habits of mind, we must create places and spaces for continuous collaboration and reflection. And we must create time, as well. Let the work of equity dictate the schedule, not the other way around.
Identify ways and places to sustain and grow change.
Another adaptive implication of this design anchor involves approaching your system with the same asset orientation you are using in your approach to your learners. As you begin to engage in building an equity practice, you may uncover current practices and bright spots that you want to expand and elevate. You will want to learn from those who have been implementing and learn from the mindsets and concrete actions being taken. In some cases, there may be additional work to sustain the work as a lab site for later expansion; in others, the work will be well situated for expansion.