Tag Archives: Culture

Understanding vs. Appreciating

March 15, 2017

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Supporting Families

I read a case study this week that ended up leading to some great discussion with a few colleagues.  The study told the story of a 13 year old Vietnamese boy named Khoi who had lived with his mother in Seattle for the last 8 months.   Khoi was suspended from school for 5 days for standing too […]

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Cultural Mindfulness

March 4, 2017

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Cultural Mindfulness

In a Forbes article from 2015 called Why You Need Cultural Intelligence, folks from the IESE Business School explain the concept of cultural intelligence as a sort of x-factor that has the potential to “drive up innovation and creativity” as it allows someone to integrate different perspectives across cultural barriers.  They talk about the immense […]

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The R-Word

November 8, 2012

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“This assignment is __________.” That’s how it started. After hearing a student use the r-word to describe what he saw as a frustrating assignment, I decided we’d have a class discussion about language – how it can be a powerful tool to unite, support, and encourage on the one hand, and a tool to divide, […]

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