Equity work is not easy or comfortable. This activity explores what it means to lean into discomfort.


    1. E = Excited What excites you about this idea or position? What’s the upside?
    2. W = Worrisome What do you find worrisome about this idea or proposition? What’s the downside?
    3. N = Need to Know What would you like to explore further in your journey? What additional information would help you on your journey?
    4. S = Stance or Suggestion for Moving Forward What is your current stance or opinion on the idea of proposition? How might you move forward in your evaluation of this idea or proposition?

Required Materials

Connection to Equity

Change is hard. Making changes that lead to improvement in the building of equitable conditions involves discomfort, willingness to reflect, openness to other perspectives and adapt one's role in the process. Take a moment to consider a broader perspective on our role as educators.

Preferred Citation

Adapted from “Compass Points” by Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero , licensed under CC NC 4.0