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The Antiracist Starter Kit: Parents & Educators
A resource guide for all ages & backgrounds, to learn more about racial justice and what we can all do to advance equality in America.
Print & Electronic Resources for Parents and Educators
Books for Educators
Books for Educators
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, Second Edition by Louise Derman-Sparks; Julie Olsen EdwardsBecoming a skilled anti-bias teacher is a journey. With this volume's practical guidance, you'll grow in your ability to identify, confront, and eliminate barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity. Most important, you'll find tips for helping staff and children learn to respect each other, themselves, and all people. Over the last three decades, educators across the nation and around the world have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in anti-bias work. The result is a richer and more nuanced articulation of what is important in anti-bias education. Revolving around four core goals--identity, diversity, justice, and activism--individual chapters focus on culture and language, racial identity, family structures, gender identity, economic class, different abilities, and more.
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
Cultivating the Genius of Black Children by Debra Ren-Etta SullivanThere has been much attention given to the achievement gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Through research and years of experience, the author breaks down the cultural influences on children's learning styles and provides a practical approach to helping black children thrive in the classroom. For black children, which Sullivan defines as those of African descent, there is a disconnect between learning preferences and learning environments that must be bridged before the achievement gap can be closed. This hands-on resource is filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators expand their "toolbox" for supporting children. Increasing cultural intelligence will allow us to work across the many differences in our classrooms. As our schools become more diverse, cultural competency will be an increasingly important skill for teacher's efficacy and children's success. By cultivating the individual genius of each child and meeting children where they are today, we can invigorate the education system and provide children high-quality early education experiences. Age focus: 3-9
Publication Date: 2016-03-29
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta HammondA bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation--until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection
Publication Date: 2014-12-01
Don't Look Away by Iheoma Iruka; Stephanie Curenton; Tonia Durden; Kerry-Ann EscaygEvery day, 250 children are suspended from school. Many are children of color, deprived of opportunities to experience learning at the same rate and quality as white children. Many families don't feel heard or respected in their child's schools. Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms leads early childhood professionals to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences. Importantly, this book will challenge you to consider your perceptions and thought processes: Identify your own unconscious biases--we all have them! Recognize and minimize bias in the classroom, school, and community Connect with children and their families Help close the opportunity gap for children from marginalized communities This book offers strategies, tools, and information to help you create a culturally responsive and equitable learning environment.
Publication Date: 2020-04-01
Roots and Wings by Stacey YorkUse the updated activities, examples, and research to improve your anti-bias and multicultural education programs. This clear and practical guide includes expanded information on English language learners, family engagement, culturally responsive teaching, and staff training. Stacey York teaches child development at Rochester Community and Technical College and established E-LECT, a collaborative effort between thirteen Minnesota community and technical colleges to provide e-learning for early childhood teachers.
Publication Date: 2016-07-19
Teaching When the World Is on Fire by Lisa Delpit (Editor)Lisa Delpit gathers all-star advice for K-12 teachers on engaging students around today's toughest issues. Is it okay to discuss politics in class? How can teachers talk about immigration without putting undocumented students in the spotlight or at risk? What are constructive ways to help young people process the daily news coverage of sexual assault? Climate change? Hate speech? Confederate statue controversies? This timely, urgent volume is sure to inspire teachers who are eager to support their students in navigating the current events, cultural shifts, and social dilemmas that shape our communities, our country, and our world.
Publication Date: 2019-09-17
The Brilliance of Black Boys by Brian L. Wright; Shelly L. Counsell (As told to); James Earl Davis (Foreword by)2018 NAME Philip C. Chinn Book Award Winner! This much-needed book will help schools and, by extension, society to better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an asset- and strengths-based view of educating Black boys. This positive approach enables practitioners and school leaders to recognize, understand, and cultivate the diversity of social skills of Black boys in the early grades (pre-K-3rd grade). Each chapter begins with a vignette to illustrate what is lost when Black boys are prevented from participating freely in boyhood, having to instead attend to adult and peer interactions and attitudes that view them as "bad boys" and "troublemakers." This accessible book provides teachers with classroom strategies to help young Black boys achieve their highest potential, along with other resources for supporting their social-emotional development, such as a reading list of authentic multicultural children's books with Black boys as protagonists. Book Features: Challenges deficit views of Black boys in order to transform the way schools and society think, talk, and write about them. Provides culturally responsive strategies for engaging Black boys and fostering healthy self-identity and agency. Discusses the importance of critical self-reflection to examine attitudes and practices that inform how teachers engage with children and families. Examines how school officials, beginning in early childhood, can stop the adultification and criminalization of Black boys.
The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University generates scholarly research, educational tools, and policy analysis geared towards dismantling racism in its many forms.
American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center is proud to present Empowering Educators: A Convening on Racial Equity in Education, sponsored by First Book and Pizza Hut. This virtual event is designed to support educators and teaching professionals in having effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice.