Strengths and Skills

Culturally Responsive

Bringing insight to every day life, of the unique and diverse people who populate our world. Promoting inclusion and acceptance through difficult conversations, workshops, grants and essays.

Examples:

  • Gender Inclusion: Creating A Safe Environment Through Difficult Conversations (Case Study) Learn More
  • The Roots of Bullying (Workshop) Learn More
  • Boys & Girls Club of America: The Roots of Bullying Workshop (Grant Proposal) Learn More
  • Bridging the Gap: A Look Into a Gender Bi-furcated Culture (Essay) Learn More
  • Transitioning ASD Students (Essay) Learn More

Systems Thinker

I see the world broadly and also the amazing interconnectedness of everything. How things work individually and also in combination. How a single action can change an entire landscape or a life.

Examples:

  • How People Learn: Big Ideas Synthesis-Culture of Learning Learn More
  • The Demographics of Higher Education: Student Development Reflection Learn More

A Communicator and Collaborator

I can write. Like the Dickens. I have a voice uniquely my own. It is visible through all of my work. I can speak as well, as you will notice in the introduction video for the below case study.  And I enjoy the experience of collaboration, the coming together across a common goal to produce some outcome; it is challenging, exhilarating and rewarding.

Examples:

  • ElisabethCassinari.com: The Writer’s Den Learn More
  • Northeastern University: Master of Education ePortfolio Learn More
  • Case Study: The Recalcitrant Typist Learn More
  • How People Learn: Big Ideas Blog with Laurie LaChapelle and Joanne Ray Learn More
  • Faculty Development Plan: Wake Forest University with Anthony Tang Learn More
  • Boys & Girls Club of America: The Roots of Bullying Workshop (Grant Proposal) with Minwei Li, Simmone Quesnell and Michael Travis Learn More

A Creative Problem Solver

The artist in me likes to examine things, check the angle, the lighting, the weight and texture of a thing. To appreciate the fine detail of it. Then I like to step away from it to see how it fits into the whole, into the big picture. That is my approach to problems–to see it from many angles and under different lights, than I like to find the solution that provides the best outcome for the whole

Examples:

  • Northeastern University: Master of Education ePortfolio Learn More
  • Case Study: Gender Inclusion: Creating A Safe Environment Through Difficult Conversations Learn More
  • ElisabethCassinari.com: The Artist’s Loft Learn More

Resiliency in a Constantly Shifting Landscape

Resiliency is born of difficulty and by necessity is found most frequently in a landscape that refuses to stand still. I grew up in just such a landscape, I know how to bend with the wind. As an adult I am no less resilient, if anything I am better at it, because I can move to predict it, and I can flow with it when foresight fails me.

Examples:

  • Essay: My Educational Narrative (password provided upon request) Learn More
  • Aspire: From the “Wrong Side of the Tracks to the Right Side of the Workplace by CPS Oct. 2014 Learn More

Discretion and Confidentiality 

The best kept secrets are those that are never told. This is the foundation of discretion and confidentiality. Knowing when to speak and who to speak to; knowing when not to speak and who not to speak to. An invaluable and often overlooked skill.

Examples:

  • Due to the nature of the strength I am unable to share any examples.