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Resources Tagged With: anti-racism

How to Be a Role Model for Our Kids (When We’re Tired and Tapped Out)

written by Liza Bennigson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications

Some days, just getting out of bed and making a cup of coffee can feel like an accomplishment. It’s all we can do to get the kids logged on to their class Zoom calls and ourselves to our first meeting on time. Bonus points for getting dressed (from the waist up), and if the whole family’s teeth are brushed? Well, it’s hard to hold back a fist pump.

And then it hits us, like the first, sharp jolt of an earthquake. It may come out of nowhere or be triggered by a news alert or the smell of smoke. The reminder that things are still not OK. Read more ›

Arthur on Racism: Talk, Listen, and Act [web resource]

Help introduce young learners to discussions around race and racism with classroom resources and support materials from Arthur. Find video clips, classroom book lists, and downloadable handouts with tips on how to make your classroom a safe space on PBS Learning Media for California educators. Read more ›

The Role Social-Emotional Learning Plays in Teaching White Children About Race

When you grow up white in America, you learn that you are simply American. If you’re not white, you learn that you have to qualify your identity: African American, Asian American, Latin American. Children pick this up at a very young age. Non-white children figure out that they are different, they are “other,” they are not the standard; the world was not designed for them. White children learn the opposite—that they are at the center and that others are defined by their difference. Read more ›

What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist? [web resource] [video]

Anti-racism is a term that’s been around for awhile but has been appearing more in conversations lately. It’s the idea that people of all races, but especially white people, need to step up when they see explicit or structural racism. So, what are you doing in your schools or communities to combat racism? Or what do you want to do? Read more ›

Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching [video]

In this four-part series, PBS Learning Media explore tools for anti-racist teaching and considers the ways in which educators can use media and media literacy to deepen their understanding of systemic racism. Read more ›

How Culturally Relevant Teaching Can Build Relationships While Students Are Home

MindShift’s Katrina Schwartz and Ki Sung look at one potential solution to “rethink how school is done,” culturally relevant teaching, also called CRT. Read more ›

A Leader’s Guide to Talking About Bias

Traditionally, racism is often represented as a binary — you’re either a racist or you’re not. Coauthors Sarah Fiarman and Tracey Benson observe in their book, Unconscious Bias in Schools: A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism, that this typically means well-intentioned white educators “spend all their effort ducking and dodging the racist label and they miss opportunities to reduce the effects of racism on their students.” Read more ›

Racial Discrimination Linked to Suicide

In this age of racial reckoning, new research findings indicate that racial discrimination is so painful that it is linked to the ability to die by suicide, a presumed prerequisite for being able to take one’s own life. However, the ability to emotionally and psychologically reframe a transgression can mitigate its harmful effects.  Read more ›

Children’s Literacy Program: Storyline Online [web resource]

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

Storyline Online®, a children’s literacy website produced by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Read more ›

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

The recent unrest sparked by anger over police brutality against African Americans has parents who aren’t black thinking more about how they talk to their kids about race. Read more ›

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