Throughout this text we strive to utilize various practices that reflect our desire to honor multiple voices and life experiences. To this end we seek to avoid language that excludes. In recognition that male pronouns are not gender inclusive, we strive to vary our use of pronouns and incorporate the gender-inclusive term they/them when referring to a singular person, a technique we will often use.
In resonance with our emphasis that it takes a village to learn, grow, and thrive, we will attempt to give recognition through citations to our own ideas inspired by those who have enriched our learning. Whether a good idea or an original source citation, we hope to honor all those who have informed us along the way.
When referring to specific conversations, we refrain from using actual names and other identifying features in order to protect people’s privacy. Most case examples are hypothetical, and are identified as such. If an example is based on real events, we have secured permission to refer to those experiences even though we will still alter identifying information.