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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.

  • How White Educators Can Approach Antiracist Work

    Striving to understand the origins of the concept of race and the effects of implicit biases are good initial steps.
    Beth Pandolpho
  • 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.
  • Taking a Stand Against Discriminatory School Policies

    One of the first steps to rooting out policies that discriminate against Black students is to look at the data.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using Sound Texts in Antiracist Teaching

    Speeches, music, podcasts, and interviews can be highly engaging, accessible elements of antiracist lessons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Larry Ferlazzo
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

    Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.
  • Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

    Ideas include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, acknowledging inequity, and using culture as a resource.
  • Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

    Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing bullying and harassment.
  • A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

    To improve history lessons on the period, educators emphasize the roles of grassroots activists, churches, schools, and women.
  • Schools Struggle to Support LGBTQ Students

    Recent research finds the majority of teachers want to help LGBTQ students but don’t always know how.

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