Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

female student doing math

What happens when a networked improvement community focuses on student-centered math instruction and the struggle for equity as they try to become students of their students’ thinking? The High Tech High Graduate School of Education research team presented their findings from a field-leading 2-year study in which teachers engaged in to test, refine and spread… Read More ›

How to Better Support Your Black Colleagues

Black teachers change schools or abandon the profession at higher rates than their White counterparts, so supporting the needs of Black teachers is crucial in the fight for racial justice in our schools. For schools to be truly student-centered, they will need to be able to attract, retain and support teachers of color. This Edutopia… Read More ›

Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Schools

This Education Week series provides an opportunity for educators to hear from students directly regarding race and racism.

As thousands of students joined demonstrations across the country against police abuse, Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from every corner of the US about how issues of race and racism should be handled in schools. The series features videos of recorded conversations where students tell educators what they need in schools,… Read More ›

Using Social Justice to Promote Student Voice

Students needs a safe place to process and use their voices to learn to contribute positively to the national conversation about racism.

This article describes how a middle school teacher nurtures student voice by teaching students to articulate their views on topics they care about. The author describes an assignment during distance learning that asked students to look at the ways in which intersectionality and systemic issues played out in a topic they cared about. Issues of… Read More ›

Social Justice Mathematics and Science Resources

This list is a great starting point for math and science teachers of any grade who want to make changes in their classrooms.

This list highlights resources for teaching social justice in math and science classrooms. It includes science and math lessons and other classroom resources, general social justice resources for educators, books, and more. Dr. Kari Kokka, an educator-organizer engaged in Social Justice Mathematics work and an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Pittsburgh… Read More ›

Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at how schools are designed and saying, “I don’t want to return to normal. Normal isn’t good enough.” So, where do… Read More ›

5 Steps Toward Cultural Competence in Schools

Five ways educators can build cultural competence, including setting measurable goals and being comfortable with vulnerability.

This article explores the habits and actions of culturally competent educators and administrators. The author provides a good overview of what it means to be culturally competent and then provides detail on 5 things culturally competent educators do, including growing their own knowledge, setting measurable goals, collaborating and sharing, and being comfortable with vulnerability. This… Read More ›

Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action Resources

Resources for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action, including lessons, teaching ideas, book lists and teaching guides.

This set of resources was compiled by DC Educators for Social Justice, a network of educators who seek to strengthen and deepen social justice teaching. In February 2020, DC area educators participated in the Black Lives Matter Week of Action. This site brings together all the resources from that week, including lessons, teaching ideas, book… Read More ›

Project Implicit

Project Implicit aims to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet.

Project Implicit is a collaboration between researchers interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases and to provide a “virtual laboratory” for collecting data on the Internet. The cornerstone of their work is the Implicit… Read More ›

31 Days of IBPOC

#31DaysIBPOC is a blog challenge that features the voices of indigenous and teachers of color as writers and scholars.

#31DaysIBPOC is a blog challenge that took place in May 2020 to feature the voices of indigenous and teachers of color as writers and scholars. Each day a IBPOC educator shared their unique story. This website provides an archive of all of the posts from both May 2020 and May 2019. It features many powerful… Read More ›

Diversity Talks

Diversity Talks is a Rhode Island organization dedicated to bringing students to the forefront of conversations about race and equity. This group, founded by two students and a teacher, trains students to lead teacher professional development around race and diversity. The founders believe that to help schools address issues of inequality in education, students’ own voices… Read More ›

Resources for Understanding and Supporting #BlackLives Matter

These Black Lives Matter resources are curated by Dr. Tia C. Madkins from the College of Education at the University of TX at Austin.

This resource list curated by Dr. Tia C. Madkins from the College of Education at the University of TX at Austin offers a huge number of anti-racism resources. The resources are divided by categories that range from popular press articles and podcasts to culturally responsive education and resources for children. The author also provides extensive… Read More ›