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EMBRACING DIVERSITY: Making Our Schools Safe for ALL Students Minnesota School Social Workers Association. Denny Smith Dennis Smith Training and Development PO Box 1611 St. Cloud, MN 56302 320-240-0948 – www.dennysmith.com. Three Goals:. Commitment Confidence Competence.

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Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

EMBRACING DIVERSITY: Making Our Schools Safe for ALL StudentsMinnesota School Social Workers Association

Denny Smith

Dennis Smith Training and Development

PO Box 1611

St. Cloud, MN 56302

320-240-0948 – www.dennysmith.com


Three goals

Three Goals:

Commitment

Confidence

Competence


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

Every student wants and deserves to be treated with respect.

Every staff person wants to work in a climate of mutual respect, free of discrimination and harassment.


How do we eliminate bullying and achieve respect and dignity for every student and staff member

How do we eliminate bullying and achieve respect and dignity for every student and staff member?

One person at a time!


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

Build a

Better YOU


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

People

Building Attitude


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“To the extent you help others get what they want do you receive what you want.”


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“The primary function

of any organization

is to make life more meaningful for others.”

Earl Nightengale


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

Solution

Conscious

Attitude


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“The problem is not

the issue. The issue

is how you deal

with the problem.”

Mike Patrick


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You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things.

1. A Rainy Day

2.Lost Luggage

3. Tangled Christmas Tree Lights


The attitude mechanism

The Attitude Mechanism

Think----

Attitudes----

Behavior----

Results


It all starts with the way you choose to think

It all starts with the way you choose to THINK!


The attitude mechanism1

The Attitude Mechanism

Think----

Attitudes----

Behavior----

Results


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“Society as a whole must respect, defend, and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person’s life.”


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“Society as a whole must respect, defend, and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person’s life, unless he or she is _________”


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“Society as a whole must respect, defend, and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person’s life.”


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

Eli Wiesel


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

Stand up and go to the bar.


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with a sense of reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”

Galileo


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

“Can we talk?”


An historical perspective

An Historical Perspective

1870

Black men given right to vote.

1920

Women given right to vote.

1924

Native Americans granted citizenship and, along with it, the right to vote.


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

1948

Hubert Humphrey advocates civil rights at the Democratic National Convention

1957

“Little Rock 9” escorted into school

1961

James Meredith escorted onto Campus of ‘Ole Miss


Voting rights act of 1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Did away with all poll taxes, banned “voting literacy” tests and all other deterrents to peoples’ right to vote.


Prior to 1967 laws in 14 states banned inter racial marriage

Prior to 1967Laws in 14 states banned inter-racial marriage.

Virginia’s Law was called the

“Racial Integrity Act”


Judges ruling to the appeal

Judges ruling to the appeal

“Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races showed the he did not intend for the races to mix.”Judge Bazile


Loving vs virginia 1967 u s supreme court

Loving vs. Virginia (1967)U. S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court declared laws unconstitutional

Gallop poll:

72% thought decision was wrong.

48% thought interracial marriage

should be a punishable crime


Do disclaimers work

Do Disclaimers Work?

1.We really have nothing against black people. We just think that they should have separate water fountains.”

2. “We are all children of God but they should really go to their own church.”


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

Disclaimers are an attempt to ease the conscience of the sender, and do absolutely nothing to ease the pain of the receiver.


How do you carve a duck

How Do You Carve a Duck?


4 steps to growth change

4 Steps to Growth & Change

1. Unconscious Incompetence

2. Conscious Incompetence

3. Conscious Competence

4. Unconscious Competence


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First Tolerance

Then Acceptance

Then Irrelevance

Then We “Embrace” and Celebrate


An individual challenge dr bill allen

An Individual Challenge Dr. Bill Allen

1. Get to know yourself.

2. Be open to learn about others.

(Be eager and curious.)


I don t like that man very much i m going to have to get to know him better abraham lincoln

“I don’t like that man very much…I’m going to have to get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln


An individual challenge

An Individual Challenge

1. Get to know yourself.

2. Be open to learn about others.

(Be eager and curious.)

3. Want to build bridges.


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

You DO Make

a Difference.


Denny smith dennis smith training and development po box 1611 st cloud mn 56302

For more information visit

www.dennysmith.com

To view video clips

www.youtube.com.user/

denny12345smith


What to say what not to say

What to say… What not to say.

Oriental/Asian

Indian/Native American

Mexican/Latino or Hispanic

Black/African American*


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