To advance equity, teachers must continually reflect on their own implicit biases, examine their teaching practice, learn from colleagues, share ideas, and push the tough conversations about how to best serve ALL students. Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education highlights the following key strategies for educators:
- Self-Awareness and Cultural Competency
- Speaking Up and Responding to Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes
- Building Alliances
- Leading Beyond the Classroom
- Ongoing Reflection and Learning
The following resource list includes tools to help any educator dive into these topic areas to improve practice and build professional learning communities committed to equity.
Catalyzing Equity Through Culturally Responsive Education and Competency-Based Education
This video features staff and students discussing the ways mastery-based learning can increase equity by supporting cultural responsive education, reducing implicit bias, and increasing student engagement. The accompanying tool allows teachers to self-evaluate their own classroom practices.
This article and website feature a Rhode Island organization that trains students to lead teacher professional development around race and diversity. This resource provides lots of ideas to help school leaders and educators move students to the center of these critical conversations.
Courageous Conversations About Race in Schools
These short videos, and accompanying discussion guides, are designed to prompt deeper, more authentic conversations about issues of racial equity in schools. They feature State Teachers of the Year speaking candidly about equity, sharing their experiences and ideas on how to move forward.
Teaching Tolerance PD Resources
The professional development section of this website features resources to help teachers learn more and reflect on their own practices. Topics include school climate, instruction, classroom culture, family engagement, and teacher leadership. This section also features a large database of recorded webinars.
Disrupting Inequity: Having Brave Conversations About Bias
This toolkit was designed to help school communities have facilitated conversations about race, bias, and prejudice. The kit includes a facilitator’s guide, three PowerPoint presentations, and other materials needed for a facilitator to lead a group through three 90-120 minute sessions.
Racial Equity Tools
This site features a large database of tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for anyone who wants to increase his or her own understanding and work toward justice in systems, organizations, and communities. The resources are well organized and searchable by topic.