School Equity Presentations.
Are You A Positive Rebel?
Equity is based on access and opportunity with the understanding that we each start with different advantages and disadvantages and thus have different needs to attain access and opportunity. Using a pedagogical approach to learning is a way students and teachers can strive for and achieve equity in the school and classroom.
“A powerful example of pedagogical is where teachers
and students create a curriculum of creating awareness,
understanding and learning together. The teacher
becomes more of a mentor or coach helping to support
students achieve their learning goals”.
Within the pedagogical approach to strive for and achieve equity in the school and classroom. There are five major components that need to be followed, they are: 1) Constructive, 2) Collaborative, 3) Integrative, 4) Reflective, and 5) Inquiry-Based Learning.
One of the strategies students and
teachers can use to implement the
five major components of the
pedagogical approach is to adopt a
Positive Rebel’s frame of mind. Once
equipped with the Positive Rebel’s
a frame of mind, they’ll have a
strategy to stop any potential abusive
attitudinal barriers, by maintaining
awareness over their moment-by-
moment thoughts, feelings, and actions.
“Attitudinal barriers are pervasive perceptions,
pervasive perceptions, negative values, abusive
thoughts, and exclusive actions towards
specifically targeted students who have been
identified as being different”.
Teaching your students to adopt and become Positive Rebel’s will support the initiatives of building equity in the school and classroom by achieving 5 specific goals, they are:
#1 - Prevent social limitations from occurring in the school
or classroom resulting from the creation of student's
#2 - Provide an environment where all students can access
opportunities to participate and perform daily school
tasks, assignments, and social activities.
#3 - Stop divisive and abusive acts caused by false or negative
biases, stereotypes, and prejudices that lead to racism.
#4 - Conduct themselves with greater responsibility, respect,
empathy, and be more open towards students who’ve been
identified as being different.
#5 - To learn, understand, and embrace equity as beneficial for
all students, including themselves.
If you have any ideas or questions as to how Michael can assist your teaching staff and you continue cultivating equity in your school and classrooms. While at the same prevent social limitations created from student’s attitudinal barriers, please feel free to send Michael an e-mail at
For the past 35 years, Michael has delivered
motivational and inspirational presentations to thousands of students of all ages in 3,400 schools across North America.