Click here to link to Family Partnership group
Click here for ideas to get to know your students.
Establishing positive relationships is the first step in overcoming inequity.
Here is very helpful article for educators on the immigration situation, as well as how to support our immigrant students.
Famous US Immigrants from 1800s to today (photos)
K-5 Read Aloud Books about immigrants and refugees, with some additional lesson plans included.
Perspectives for a Diverse America – K-12 literacy-based curriculum that combines anti-bias social justice content with Common Core standards. Free.
My Immigration Story. The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words – website for secondary students
Syrian Refugee Children Speak Out – 11 minute video from UNICEF. For older elementary and secondary students.
Kid’s Talk: The Stories of Refugee Children a film of an elementary classroom learning from Burmese refugee children and a Burmese teacher.
To be a Refugee - stories from children/teens, from UN High Commission on Refugees. Excellent! For middle elementary – secondary students.
IMPLICIT BIAS: WE ALL HAVE IT! LET’S BECOME MORE AWARE OF IT.
EXAMPLES OF EXPLICIT BIAS STATEMENTS: “I don’t think a woman would make a good president. Women are too emotional.” “He’s Asian. He must be good at Math.” Asking a Latino/a where they are from—assuming they are not U.S. citizens.
EXAMPLE OF IMPLICIT BIAS: Assuming that the woman coming into the hospital room is a nurse instead of a doctor because of her gender expression. Assuming that you have to teach an older adult how to use a tech product. A store associate following a young person in a store because they are concerned about shoplifting.
PROJECT IMPLICIT A group of researchers founded a non-profit organization called Project Implicit that studies and educates the public about unconscious–or implicit—stereotypes. A few of the researchers developed the Implicit Association Test, which is essentially a computerized assessment of a participant’s association of images and positive/negative words with different aspects of social identity. By measuring the difference in time it takes to perform word and picture associations, the test provides users with information about their automatic preference for one social group over another.
Click to take the IAT:
Mini-films for exploring race, identity and bias. Amazing resource!!!
Recently about 80 staff heard Jasen Frelot share about how to talk to kids and youth about race. He introduced the idea of using the counter-narrative to expand the story of all people and humanize everyone.
Click here for a list of ways to infuse counter-narratives in your classroom. This documents includes book lists and other ideas.
Here is a resource from Teaching Tolerance: Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students
Strategies for Responding to Strong Emotions to help create emotional safety in your classroom
Mondays, Mar 19, 26, April 2 – Cultural Differences in our schools Mar 19 - Hispanic Cultures and Families in ISD Mar 26 - Indian Cultures and Families in ISD Apr 2 - Chinese and Korean Cultures and Families in ISDTuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 – Leading for Equity
All classes are 4:30-6:30pm.
Online Book Studies Fall, Winter and Spring Whistling Vivaldi, by Claude Steele Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, by Zaretta Hammond
Culturally Responsive Approach to Discipline: Exploring Implicit Bias Powerpoint
Circles/Check-in - how to implement this Restorative Justice practice
Elementary video of Circles
Mindful Reflection Protocol: A Process for Checking Unconscious Bias
Downloadable, printable sign:
Equality says we treat everyone the same and give them the exact same resources or support.
Equity says we treat each person individually and give them the resources and supports they need to get access and succeed.
Equity deals with difference and takes into consideration the fact that this society has many groups in it who have not always been given equal treatment and/or have not had a level field on which to play. (Krause, Traini & Mickey, 2001, Equity versus Equality)
Equity means giving special focus to certain groups, to better serve those groups that have been under-represented or under-served. When we focus on these groups, the whole district benefits (this is “targeted universalism”).
If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. – Lilla Watson