Subscribe via email
Search the blog
Have trouble organizing/ sharing school or district data? Vote for our @SXSWedu panel by 9/2 to learn abt solutions. owl.li/MshD303w9xZ
In Oakland @AAMAOUSD creates school environments where young black men thrive. What can we learn from their success? owl.li/rpQK303zZN3
Teacher explains how independent work empowers kids ahead of the curve and those who need time to process things. owl.li/g4Uc303vrFk
"To create an equitable classroom, where teachers see black and brown children as geniuses, takes work." @BabaChris owl.li/wpqW303zZ2h
Resources for Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
The grand jury decision not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo on December 3rd sparked more nationwide protests and an outpouring of perspectives, including our own. With the death of Michael Brown still present in the minds of many, educators will be looking for support as they try to answer their students’ questions and engage in productive discussions about complicated topics. Here are some of the best resources we’ve come across so far:
- How to Teach Kids About What’s Happening in Ferguson (The Atlantic). Dr. Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University curates a round-up of voices that includes teachers, academics, community leaders, and parents, to weigh in on discussing the events in Ferguson in the classroom.
- The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson (The New York Times Learning Network). A collection of news articles, forum responses and opinion pieces published between the death of Michael Brown in August and last week’s non-indictment of Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.
- Staten Island and Ferguson: Considering the Responses (Morningside Center for Teaching Responsibility). An in-class guide for how to critically consider the range of responses from the public regarding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
- Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching About Ferguson (The Root). A concise list of tips.
- Talking With Students About Ferguson and Racism (Teaching Tolerance). A high school English teacher reflects on talking with her own students, and offers ideas and tools to make these discussions successful.
Respond to this Post
Your response is sent to us via email.