Excellent teachers do not start as the people that they believe they should be, but goal by goal, truth by truth, day by day, they can do great things for all students.
Tag: Implicit Bias
Honoring All Our Students Demands We Look Hard at Our Teaching
To create safe classrooms spaces for all students, teachers must analyze their practice. We must challenge our biases and honor all our students’ identities.
Racial Equity in School Curriculum Takes Work Beyond February
This piece was originally published on Education Post as “It’s Going to Take More Than a Black History Month Report to See Racial Equity in Our Schools.” Co-author Kathleen Hayes has been around the k-12 education block, first as a Chicago high school English teacher and later in Chicago Public Schools central office and several education nonprofits and research organizations,…
We Got Rid of Roseanne. Now Let’s Get Rid of Racist Teachers in Schools.
Roseanne Barr’s recent racist rant isn’t surprising to most Black people. In fact, it is the exact type of commentary Black folks have to encounter ALL THE TIME. Most damaging are the “Roseannes” who work in schools and educate our children. A recent Washington Post story dug in on surveys of Black elementary school children and concluded that something…