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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

'The Capacity for Connection'

In this special Q & A, educators Louise Derman-Sparks and Patricia G. Ramsey, authors of the book, What If All the Kids are White?, provide early grades educators with practical ideas on preparing white students for a multicultural world.
Professional Development Topic
Instruction
June 30, 2017

Color Blindness

This piece investigates the concept of color blindness and helps teachers recognize the importance of race and ethnicity in students' lives.
Professional Development Topic
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April 27, 2011

Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education

This professional development seminar shows how teachers can take action and create the conditions that bring the key components of culturally responsive pedagogy to life.
Professional Development Topic
Classroom Culture
Family & Community Engagement
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School Climate
Teacher Leadership
May 5, 2014

Engaging Curriculum

This professional development module helps participants examine curriculum and presentation to ensure student engagement.
Professional Development Topic
Classroom Culture
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July 6, 2009

Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy

Does your teaching include these five standards? Take a deep dive with this self-check, originally produced by the Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence at the University of California.
Professional Development Topic
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May 4, 2011

Identities

This piece accompanies Social Justice Standards: Unpacking Identity
Professional Development Topic
Classroom Culture
Instruction
April 17, 2014

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.
Professional Development Topic
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Topic
July 16, 2009

Religious Holidays

If you want to include religious holidays as part of classroom inquiry, it is important to plan for them. Keep the following guidelines in mind.
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Topic
July 16, 2009

Social Justice Standards

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.
Professional Development Topic
Classroom Culture
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April 17, 2014

Starting an Activist Club at School

This piece is to accompany the Portfolio Activity for "From Awareness to Action"Tad Thomas of the Positive Youth Foundation offers simple tips for starting an activist club at school.
Professional Development Topic
Instruction
July 6, 2009

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."
Professional Development Topic
Instruction
July 6, 2009
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