A core belief I often say is, "The future of education must include teachers who teach with compassion, teach from a strength-based perspective, and engage in equity-mindedness." Most teachers become teachers to enhance the education system and inspire students. However, to meet this goal, they need a particular mindset, an equity-minded mindset.
Being equity-minded goes beyond viewing situations from multiple perspectives; it also means viewing all learners from a strength-based perspective. Meaning all learners CAN learn. When we view learners from their strengths rather than their deficits, we empower them to believe in themselves, persist through challenging times, and ultimately create positive dispositions in learning.