Dr. Brittney Beck is an assistant professor of teacher education at California State University, Bakersfield and a Faculty Fellow with the Kegley Institute of Ethics. Her teaching and research focus on preparing educators to design curricula and pedagogies that foster social emotional learning, ethical reasoning and democratic competency. She can be reached at

Articles by Brittney

Teaching to End Tragedy: A Call to Elementary School Teachers

This educator asks elementary teachers: Is your classroom preparing students to work toward healthier, safer, more equitable communities—or to do worksheets?

“This Is What Democracy Looks Like”

Teaching students about the role children have played in the march for civil rights—historically and today—is just one of many ways teachers can bring the Women’s March into the classroom.

Teaching in a Post-Truth Era

In an era in which truth is no longer the main currency of public reason, we must prepare our students to navigate and disrupt lies perpetuated by politicians and media outlets.
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