Step 1: Identify biases and inequities presented in the case
Step 2: Take stock of various perspectives, trying to remember the full variety of community
members, including those who are involved directly and those who are involved at more of a distance.
Step 3: Consider possible challenges and opportunities, paying special attention to biases and
inequities and how the situation presents an opportunity for dialogue and positive change, not just for
those immediately involved, but for the institution.
Step 4: Imagine equitable and just outcomes, remembering that equity requires a fair distribution of
opportunity and access—a resolution of the bias or inequity, not just a resolution of interpersonal conflict.
Step 5: Brainstorm immediate-term responses, thinking specifically about how you might respond
immediately in order to overcome challenges and maximize opportunities.
Step 6: Brainstorm longer-term policy and practice adjustments, keeping in mind that school and
classroom conflict usually are symptoms of bigger structural inequities.