Self-reflection is crucial to both teaching and learning. These self-directed activities and readings will help you explore, refine and improve your classroom methods.
The Anti-bias Framework (ABF) is a set of 20 anchor standards and 80 grade-level outcomes organized into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—that reflect the desired impact of successful anti-bias and multicultural education on student personal and social development. The standards provide a common language and organizational structure: Teachers can use them to guide curriculum development, and administrators can use them to make schools more just, equitable and safe.
This professional development addresses the Justice domain.
This professional development addresses the Action domain.
This professional development addresses diversity.
This is the first in a series of self-paced presentations for individuals, easily modified for a group.
This is the second in a series of four self-paced presentations for individuals, easily modified for a group.
This is the third in a series of four self-paced presentations, easily modified for groups.
This is the last in a series of four self-paced presentations, easily modified for groups.
Use professional learning teams in which small groups of teachers meet regularly during the school day to focus on student needs and solutions.
This professional development addresses identity.
Below we've prepared a list of recommended "Do's" and "Don'ts" to consider when observing the life and legacy of Dr. King with students.
Educators today hear a lot about gaps in education – achievement gaps, funding gaps, school-readiness gaps. Still, there's another gap that often goes unexamined: the cultural gap between students and teachers.
We are all born, raised and enveloped in culture, and it is central to learning. It informs how we communicate with each other, the way we receive information and helps shape the thinking process of groups and individuals.
Invariably, issues are raised in classrooms that bring charged responses from students. How can educators set the stage for safe, respectful dialogue and learning?
Subtle changes in test environments can improve standardized test scores among students of color and girls.
Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created "Project Implicit" to develop Hidden Bias Tests — called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world — to measure unconscious bias.
To take Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Tests, click here. You may be asked to register.
Here are five things you can do to make your classroom respectful and culturally sensitive.
Participants learn the importance of being an ally through the story of Juliette Hampton Morgan, a white woman who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, during segregation.
What does "white anti-racist" mean? How can guilt get in the way? And what's all this talk about being "colorblind"? Teaching Tolerance asked community activists to share their thoughts on these questions, and others. Their answers shine light on the concepts of comfort, power, privilege and identity.