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Understanding that racism is normal in society helps the preparation for teaching the critical thinking skills, and developing strategic agency to produce equitable schooling outcomes for students in Ontario schools.
Black Excellence is facilitated when Blacstudents feel they belong in our schools.
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Consultation helps us determine the needs of the goals of the organization, and plan to meet the learning needs of participants.
Our belief is that effective professional learning works best when organizations participate in setting the learning goals for the sessions.Through the consultation process, we are able to customize professional learning to meet the needs of participants and the organization.
Professional learning for educators to produce equitable schooling outcomes through sessions that are grounded in scholarship, professional and academic experience.
Our faculty is lead by Luther Brown, a retired school principal in Good Standing with the OCT.
Understanding that racism is normal in society. Teach critical thinking skills and develop strategies to produce Black Excellence.
Discipline and Punishment often work against the production of Black Excellence. Engage practices from which students learn and grow from errant behaviours.
Facilitate school leadership to ensure schools become places where students, staff, and community feel they belong, because it is important to producing schooling outcomes
Racism is 'normal' in society. Its ubiquity must be recognized, and acted against. We work with school leaders to produce equitable schooling outcomes in contexts of race and racism. disproportionate rates”. (Brown, 2023)
Help school leaders develop professional practice within structures and systems that impede collaborative practice - the life-blood of leading schools for equitable schooling outcomes.
Facilitating the development of a healthy school tone - the climate in which teaching and learning occur - to support the production of equitable schooling outcomes.
Facilitate working with hard-to-serve professionals to produce equitable schooling outcomes. Contrarian views can provide pathways to collaborative professional practice.
Provide coaching and mentorship for school leaders to produce equitable schooling outcomes. Our sessions make connections and engage the lived experience of participants.
Luther Brown is an experienced educator who served both in Jamaica and here in Canada. In Jamaica he taught at several schools and was an Education Officer with the Ministry of Education. Luther retired as Principal of The Africentric Alternative School (AAS) in Toronto. He served the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in various capacities for over 30 years. He was a teacher, a vice-principal, and a principal of both middle and elementary schools.
As a principal, Luther has led schools in changing their achievement
trajectory, improving community relations, mentoring education workers, and helping develop students as leaders.
Luther who is trained in the Alternative Dispute Resolution served as Chair of the Toronto School Administrators Association (TSAA). The TSAA is the local professional organization that negotiates Terms and Conditions of Employment for Principals and Vice-Principals in support of the production of equitable schooling outcomes for students within the TDSB.
Luther believes that ongoing professional learning is an effective way to inform perspective and impact practice. He has created and successfully delivered professional learning at the OPC Odyssey and at TSAA Conferences, the ONABSE Conference - at OCAD University in Toronto, and the Afrocentrisim Conference 2019 at the University British Columbia.
Luther’s academic and professional work has consistently focused on educational leadership to produce equitable schooling outcomes for minoritized students. He earned a B.Sc. in Industrial Education, from the University of Wisconsin, an M.Ed., and is a PhD candidate at OISE, University of Toronto. His doctoral work is focused on changing schooling production systems and structures in order to produce equitable schooling outcome for Black students.
Luther was the producer and host of the programme Caribbean Crucible which aired on the former CHRY 105.5 FM, Community Radio for over 25 years. He is the recipient of several awards for community service.
1. Diversity in School Leadership: A reflection of Ontario Students,
2. Demanding attention, calling for resolution: response to ‘inequalities in the private funding of public schools: parent financial contributions and socioeconomic status’
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