For Teachers: Summer Reading During Turbulent Times

“Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.” https://www.edutopia.org/article/teachers-summer-reading-during-turbulent-times?fbclid=IwAR1atEJyPMkO0FGt73ZOCz8aear8RhAKGtQouYwnwmviunl3PoVEH-eNo2E

Anti-racism QR Code Read Alouds

It’s never too early to start talking to kids about race, racism, and diversity. Here are some more free activities to encourage celebrating and discussing our differences with kids as young as preschool through the sixth grade. And be sure to talk to each other about the meaning of today’s Juneteenth celebrations.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/…/Anti-Racism-QR-Code-R…

What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently

“To fight against systemic racism means to buck norms. Educators at every level must be willing to be uncomfortable in their struggle for black students, recognizing students’ power and feeding it by honoring their many contributions to our schools. Teachers need to insist on using their own power to consistently reveal and examine their practice, …

Attention School Leaders: Students are Demanding Anti-Racist Curriculum and Instruction

Ready to take a concrete action towards anti-racism in schools? This article provides several examples of letters and petitions that can be created to get our own school leaders to adopt anti-racist curriculum, hiring practices, and staff training. It also provides suggested readings to facilitate in-class conversations about anti-racism in the science, literature, and history …

37 Children’s Books To Help Talk About Racism and Discrimination

What if we all used our quarantine time to shift our focus from the celebrations and activities that we are missing to actions we can take to create a more equal world? This time in history provides an incredible opportunity to further educate ourselves, engage in important discussions with each other and our children/students, and …

Foundational Texts–Teaching While White

In order to dismantle systemic racism, we all need to start by educating ourselves. This article provides resources for educators who want to learn more about race, anti-racism, anti-bias professional development, organizational theory change, and historical/social perspectives. Let’s get started on our own summer reading! https://teachingwhilewhite.org/foundational-texts?fbclid=IwAR172GQUWF4bqm-DETyInN0DDfaBK03wm122pahc-ulq7-3IEZLqoMgg7sA