In times of darkness, teachers always rise up. But now, this time comes on top of a pandemic and as teachers are exhausted and empty. The topics are big – social justice, institutional racism, and nonviolent and violent protest. The events of the past days have made these issues impossible to ignore, in much the same way that the limits of online learning have thrust systemic educational inequity to the forefront.
Now more the ever, teachers again are called to be the ones who can transform this country – to become agents of change and equity.
- How do we do this?
- How do we summon the resiliency, the compassion, the insight, and the strategies to do what is needed?
- What exactly is needed?
- How do we manage our own fear, sorrow, confusion, anger, and pain AND teach and support students?
We come together. Access the resources and strategies shared by Citizen U, Our American Voice, and DePaul University during a unique webinar of listening, learning, and growing together as teachers and change agents.
Strategies & Resources
- Webinar presentation: Rise Up to End Racism NOW (.pdf) June 8, 2020
- Why White Students Need Multicultural and Social Justice Education Cult of Pedagogy June 7, 2020
- So, you want to stand with me? A letter from Tierionna Pinkston June 2020
- To my white educators: Here’s what I need you to do Twitter thread from @trussleadership June 1, 2020
- A thread for my fellow white academics Twitter thread from @SarahFlorini June 9, 2020
- A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators Edutopia June 5, 2020
- Anti-racism resources Google document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein May 2020
- Confronting Anti-Black Racism PBS
- Protests are as American as . . . well, America. And, sadly, so is racism. Resources for teaching about both History Tech June 11, 2020
- Primary Source Learning: Protest & Reform Primary Source Set updated June 2020
- Primary Source Spotlight: Race Riots/Protests updated June 2020
- Teachers Are as Racially Biased as Everybody Else, Study Shows Education Week June 9, 2020
- A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions Edutopia March 25, 2019