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“Critical engagement requires questioning, forming and challenging opinions, and feeling outrage or inspiration. It is about helping individuals find their voices and learn to trust their instincts.”

Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education

A Journal Can Be Anything

Too many educators believe the only way to journal is with the written word. Yes, we want our students to write — to increase their power through literacy. But why can't they use multiple intelligences to prompt the written word?
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American Promise

American Promise, directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, explores black male achievement and shines a light on the importance of parents, educators and community in the success of our young black men.
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Color Blindness

This piece investigates the concept of color blindness and helps teachers recognize the importance of race and ethnicity in students' lives.
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Fulfilling the American Promise: Rethinking Achievement

In this professional development module, participants examine how phenomena like "stereotype threat" and "the achievement gap" have roots in complex institutional and historical inequities. Participants will also recognize the important considerations and additional variables involved in academic achievement from an African-American perspective.
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Identities

This piece accompanies Social Justice Standards: Unpacking Identity
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Keep It Academic

The study of religion must serve academic purposes. Many schools approach the subject in self-contained religion courses, while others integrate the study of religion throughout coursework. Below are models and resources.
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Social Justice Standards | The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework

Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework 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.
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Successful ESL Strategies

This piece accompanies the ELL Best Practices CollectionHigh school teacher Kristan Taylor uses oral history projects and journaling to help ESL and non-ESL students "realize that they often share the same problems, frustrations and hopes for the future."
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