Defining and applying our own equity values is a critical part of an anti-racist practice. Use the Name, Define, Apply and Reflect model below to advance equity.
Step 1: Name your equity values
Equity describes practices of fairness and justice. Without thinking, write down your top three equity values and principles:
Example Value: Listening
Step 2: Define each value
Define each value in one or two sentences. Ask yourself, would a young child or stranger understand your definition?
Example definition for listening: I am seeking understanding not listening to respond.
Step 3: Apply
Imagine that you are reading with your scholar or watching TV with a friend and you come across the image below from a Dr. Seuss children’s book. How might you apply your principles of equity to engage your scholar in a conversation?
Apply each value to your conversation and take notes.
Step 4: reflect
Reflect on your conversation The following questions might be helpful:
Reflect in action: How is my conversation going? What am I learning about my scholar and myself?
Reflect on action: How did the conversation go? How did my approach to the conversation shape it?
Reflect for action: What actions might we take as a result of our conversation?