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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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  • Teacher and students in middle school classroom

    Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality

    When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning.
    M.J. Fievre
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  • Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits

    Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits

    When educators are intentional about teaching kids to see and represent differences, the students—and their works of art—blossom.
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  • Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.
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  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • 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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  • Elementary students raising their hands in class

    Taking Small Steps Toward Equity

    It can be difficult to know how to keep going with equity work, but starting with culturally responsive teaching is helpful.
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  • Teachers meeting in a classroom

    Collaborating on Equitable Teaching Practices in Math

    Math coaches can help teachers identify how their perceptions and teaching methods influence student success.
    302
  • How Educators Can Better Support LGBTQ Teachers of Color

    Queer teachers from marginalized racial and ethnic groups face unique challenges, but backing from colleagues can help a lot.
    292
  • Encouraging Middle School Students to Embrace Differences

    As students grapple with discovering their identities, teachers can help by modeling how to accept different identities with compassion.
    418
  • Hard Classroom Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism

    How a teacher and her colleagues are taking on racism and violence against Asian Americans. 
    278
  • illustration of the word "language" in multiple languages

    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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  • 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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  • 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.
    18.3k
  • 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.
    3.6k
  • What Does Good Listening Look Like?

    Sitting completely still with eyes on the teacher doesn’t work for all students, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention.
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