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2021 ISN Conference & WRCCS School Development Day
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Equity and Engagement in our new Educational Environment.
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Friday, April 16 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Ditch the Rewards Systems and Build A We-ness Culture Instead!

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Reward systems send the message to kids that they should adhere to market norms, not social norms. When educators ask students to act for reasons other than social norms, they commodify their relationship with them and damage the ability to build a cooperative community. We will present a therapeutic approach to building a cooperative school culture where students learn how to act by taking full responsibility for each other's behaviors, learning, attendance, and cooperation. Participants will learn to establish agreed upon universal social norms with sustainable in-classroom structures for students and staff to consistently respond when norms are broken.

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Eli Cruz

Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
Elisaul Cruz has been working in the NYC public school system for 8 years. As a product of the NYC public education system he believes that all students should be empowered in the classroom in order to be able to achieve success beyond the classroom.  As the behavioral lead at the... Read More →
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Madeleine Ciliotta-Young

Principal, Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
Madeleine Ciliotta-Young is the principal at the Urban Assembly School for Green Careers in New York City. She is an Equity in Leadership 2018 recipient and long time advocate for radical education reform. Madeleine has committed her career to operationalize a vision that dismantles... Read More →


Friday April 16, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am CDT