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This is a digital forum for interaction and reflection between our leadership and its community, focused on topics of interest to all. It will reflect the voice and personal views of the Marymount Director, Dr. Anabella Martínez.


It is a commonly held belief that motivation wins over procrastination; if you are motivated enough to do something, you will not procrastinate. In April 2020, I decided to start writing a blog for the Marymount Barranquilla community: students, teachers, staff, parents, and alumni, as a means of keeping them connected with the progress of MM 2023. I wrote it and launched it. I quickly realized that I needed student input to reach them; I put a call out for students and got an interesting response. With a group of 10-12 high school students, we worked on a plan for a student-led blog where we would engage in collaborative writing. We came up with a name: Marymount Mind Mapping, and a logo . We came short in the format and design; they thought it needed to be more appealing to students. A subset of students had committed to redesigning, and it did not happen. The pandemic hit, reorganizing a school to provide online learning became a priority, and I stopped there. But motivation does win over procrastination! I am relaunching MM Mind Mapping as a forum to share thoughts and reflections with the Marymount Barranquilla community in our journey as we grow together to be the leaders educating leaders. , and why not with a broader audience interested in the topics to be addressed


Topic 1: Diversity in the Context of Homogeneity

I want to start with a topic that we may take for granted in our community: the value of diversity. I say take for granted because, as a school made up primarily of local and national families and staff, we may see ourselves as not necessarily “diverse.” We may not be diverse in terms of country of origin or religious beliefs, to mention just a few of the many attributes in which we can differ, but diversity lives in our community. Diversity is part of our identity if we consider our origins and all of the attributes that makes each of us unique. I don’t have expertise on this topic, but I am eager to learn, given our responsibility to nurture global competence development in Marymount students. More than answers, I would like to share personal reflections informed by readings, conversations, and professional learning opportunities and offer possible pathways we may embrace as a community around diversity. Let’s start by framing this reflection from a common standpoint: by diversity

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