Theologians, writers, poets, and musicians have always used the wilderness as a metaphor, to represent everything from a vast and dangerous environment where we are forced to navigate difficult trials to a refuge of nature and beauty where we seek space for contemplation – Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness
Wondering in the Wilderness
School social workers must reclaim their social justice heritage and develop a leadership approach thoroughly grounded in social work ethics, and a critical practice stance informed by diverse critical perspectives including anti-oppressive, critical race CRT), and decolonizing theories and approaches.
Dear Educators, School Leaders & Staff – Here’s How You Can Support the Fight for Equity & Racial Justice in Ontario Schools
I have been a school social worker for 11 years now and I have worked in four different school boards in two different provinces. I’ll never forget the conversation that I had with a school principal upon my arrival – bright eyed and bushy tailed straight out of my social work program – on the… Continue reading Dear Educators, School Leaders & Staff – Here’s How You Can Support the Fight for Equity & Racial Justice in Ontario Schools
I am a proud graduate of the public education system in Ontario – shout out to Harmony Public School and St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Belleville – whoop whoop! I am now a school social worker and have spent my career to date giving back to this system by supporting students and families and… Continue reading The Fight for Public Education in Ontario: Pulling Back the Ideological Curtain
This week in my Ed.D studies, we took a critical look at theories of transformational leadership that emerged largely in business studies but have since been heavily taken up within educational contexts. Wilson writes, “Transformative leadership . . . was said to involve leaders engaging followers in the pursuit of a morally righteous vision to… Continue reading Transformational Leadership, Lady Gaga and a Note on ‘Drinking the Kool-Aid’
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