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Resources for Educators

Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

Covid-19 has made the 2019–20 school year one we will never forget. With no notice or preparation, teachers were forced to pivot to online teaching.

As school districts begin to plan the 2020–21 academic year, online learning will most likely play a prominent role in recovery efforts as many districts will shift to a system that combines online and in-person instruction. Read more ›

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books [web resource]

How do you know if a children’s book you’re about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters? Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book?

Get 50 great book recommendations plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes.

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For Educators: Teaching About the Black Lives Matter Movement

International protests in response to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade show the vast reach and profound importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Teaching Tolerance has developed resources that can help spur much-needed discussion around implicit bias and systemic racism, but they can also empower your students to enact the changes that will create a more just society. Read more ›

Educating Our Children: Talking to Kids About Racism & Police Brutality [web resource]

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died after a Minneapolis police officer held him pinned to the ground with a knee on his neck.

Due to the pandemic, schools are already bracing and preparing for the trauma associated with prolonged distance learning, along with the health and economic instability that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Now we must grapple with how to best support students and families during periods of personal and collective grief as well as civic unrest. Read more ›

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup [web resource]

Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope, silence about race can reinforce racism by letting children draw their own conclusions. Read more ›

Helping Students Through a Period of Grief

Educators often face challenges supporting students through loss and grief, in part because neither teachers nor principals are generally trained as grief counselors. Yet in the coming weeks and months, many students will experience losses of loved ones and of ways of life, and schools are in a unique position to collectively engage and support them with compassion in the grieving process. Read more ›

“My Hero is You” How Kids Can Fight COVID-19 [downloadable]

My Hero is You is a downloadable e-book book written for children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a story developed for and by children around the world. Read more ›

How Can Educators Tap Into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

As university professors and researchers who work closely with K-12 online teachers and learners, we’ve heard from many newly remote educators who are struggling. Recent class discussions have focused on the difficulties of getting through to students without in-person contact, especially during a time of enormous stress. Read more ›

Guidance for Teachers and Counselors during COVID-19 and Other Crises [downloadable]

This guidance was designed to support teachers, counselors and others who might have contact with children and youth isolated at home during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

High School Teachers and Administrators: Free Digital Access to the New York Times Available Until July 6

U.S. high school students, teachers and administrators are eligible for three months of free access to The New York Times online.

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