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Diversity

Find resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

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    Tips for Fostering Healthy Integration of Newcomers to the U.S.

    Celebrating students’ home cultures while bolstering their sense of belonging in the U.S. supports their academic, social, and emotional well-being.
    Louise El Yaafouri
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  • Addressing Anti-Asian Racism With Students

    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism With Students

    Talking about anti-Asian violence and racial equity is critical in this moment. Here are some ways to begin the conversation in your classroom.
    175
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    Helping Preschoolers to See Themselves and Others in Literature

    An author studies program focused on Black, Indigenous, and authors of color helps students to both see themselves and learn about different cultures, traditions, and families.
    440
  • A professional Black woman looks out the window with a reflective expression

    Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • An illustration of pages of history with different identities

    Addressing Race and Racism Head-On in the Classroom

    From featuring stories of resistance to making sure kids see themselves represented in the classroom, a few things to keep in mind when teaching American history.
    1.1k
  • A photo collage of Angela Davis, Web DuBois, Sojourner Truth, Alain LeRoy Locke, Frantz Fanon, and bell hooks

    4 Black Philosophers to Teach Year-Round

    Weaving philosophy lessons into your curriculum can tease out bigger questions about identity, human rights, and artistic expression. 
    1.8k
  • Pre-school teacher sits with students on floor of classroom

    Recognizing Signs of Potential Learning Disabilities in Preschool

    Early intervention services can make a big difference for students who are at risk for learning disabilities. What should teachers look for?
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  • Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
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  • Black Teachers Share Their Stories

    Black Teachers Share Their Stories

    Though public schools are becoming increasingly diverse, Black teachers remain underrepresented in U.S. schools. In their own words, three Black educators reflect on their successes—and their challenges.
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    Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
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  • A young black girl is laying down on top of about 300 books stacked together on top of each other, looking up at the camera, smiling.

    Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

    Use young children’s understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.
    17.8k
  • Teenage girl sitting on floor of room doing homework with laptop and books.

    Using Social Justice to Promote Student Voice

    Preteen students can gain confidence in their ability to navigate complex topics by using intersectionality to investigate social issues.
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  • Why Inclusion Matters on the Playground

    Why Inclusion Matters on the Playground

    When general education students and students with special needs play together, it breaks down unconscious biases about disability and fosters relationships.
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  • Teacher reading a book to a small group of preschool students

    How to Start Talking About Race in the Early Elementary Classroom

    Young kids are curious about what’s going on in the world right now, and teachers can help correct misinformation and provide context.
    1.8k

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