Learn to Code
The Pipeline Problem and the Meritocracy Myth
Overcoming diversity and inclusion pipeline problems requires adopting structural ideology and restorative practices in education and work. Do more than blame pipelines, and don’t propagate the meritocracy myth.
Surviving Is Diversity Work
Burnout is a systemic issue in tech and education. Anxiety & impostor syndrome are nurtured in the treadmill of primary education & carry into the relentlessness of tech. Tilting at the thoughtlessness all around us is a full time job on top of all other duties. The flow patrollers, the diversity & inclusion unit testers, are tired.
Inclusion and Created Serendipity
Inclusive collaboration in the commons improves our heuristics and creates serendipity. Bricolage in the intersections.
Developing a voice amidst rubrics and continuous evaluation
Embrace obsession and iteration
Allow iteration without continuous evaluation.
Embracing obsession is critical to teaching neurodivergent kids.
See also the marshmallow challenge.
Gifted, talented, obedient, fearful
This aligns with my experience as a straight-A student.