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Resources Tagged With: diversity

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race [downloadable]

These tips, developed by EmbraceRace in partnership with MomsRising, are designed to help parents of all backgrounds talk to and guide their children about race early and often by lifting up age-appropriate activities that can be incorporated easily into your daily life. Read more ›

PBS NewsHour Extra: News for Students and Teacher Resources 6–12 Grade Level [web resource]

PBS NewsHour is a TV news program that runs on PBS every weekday. PBS NewsHour Extra is NewsHour’s website for students and teachers. Read more ›

Facing History and Ourselves [web resource]

Facing History use lessons from history to teach about racism, antisemitism, and prejudice to help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.  Read more ›

Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or High-Stakes Topics [web resource] [downloable]

The Center for Research on Learning & Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan offers the following guidelines to help instructors facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues. Read more ›

Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls

As protests against racial injustice spread to communities large and small in this year, many educators have been pushed to examine how systemic racism harms students. Some have publicly proclaimed the steps they will take to create anti-racist schools, including diversifying classroom and library bookshelves. Read more ›

Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away

Kevin Nadal, a professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has spent years researching and writing books on the effects of microaggressions. As these big structural issues play out, he says it’s important to confront the small stuff. Read more ›

What Exactly is a Microaggression?

An Asian-American student is complimented by a professor for speaking perfect English, but it’s actually his first language.  A black man notices that a white woman flinches and clutches her bag as she sees him in the elevator she’s about to enter, and is painfully reminded of racial stereotypes. A woman speaks up in an important meeting, but she can barely get a word in without being interrupted by her male colleagues. Read more ›

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship

Recent research has confirmed two things many teachers have long believed to be true. First, social-emotional benefits and academic ones don’t operate in isolation. Second, friendships in elementary school can be harnessed to drive academic growth. Read more ›

More Changes Proposed for California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum to Strengthen ‘Balance’

The California Department of Education is recommending dozens of wording changes and additional lesson plans about Pacific Islander, Japanese and Korean Americans and other ethnic groups to its proposed model ethnic studies curriculum. Read more ›

How 3 School Systems Initiated Antiracist Practices

The growing acknowledgement of racial injustice and systemic racism is leading school districts, schools and individual teachers across the nation to examine and, in some cases, change their policies and approaches. Others, however, don’t know where to start or worry their actions will have no impact. Read more ›

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