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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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  • Doing Life in the Community Where You Teach

    Engaging with people who live around your school can help you build the strong relationships with students that are so helpful to their learning.
    Rann Miller
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  • Discovering a Disturbing Bias in Kids’ Books

    Has the recent uptick in diverse characters in children’s literature translated into authentic representation? One team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate.
  • Grace Lin on Giving Young Readers a ‘Sense of Home’

    The award-winning children’s book author on stories that are like friends you can turn to—and the importance of featuring characters who “share a common thread of humanity.” 
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  • 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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  • 7 Books About Black History to Use as Mentor Texts

    A curated list of texts to guide students to explore Black history and practice a variety of writing moves at the same time.
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  • Look Beyond the Struggle to Celebrate Black Achievement

    In addition to recognizing the civil rights movement, teachers can use Black History Month to call attention to the achievements of Black Americans in other areas.
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  • Setting Up a Disability-Inclusive Curriculum

    Six strategies for making people with disabilities a part of your students’ diverse learning experiences.
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  • 6 Strategies for Successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

    Taking steps to get the whole staff on board with DEI efforts will improve outcomes and help ensure long-term change.
    293
  • 4 Ways to Make STEM Classrooms More Inclusive

    Women and people of color are underrepresented in STEM fields, and this can change if all students feel they belong in STEM classrooms.
    224
  • How to Work Effectively With Interpreters

    Tips for working with interpreters before, during, and after meetings to provide high-quality translation services for students’ parents who have limited English.
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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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  • 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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  • Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives

    Ethnic Studies proponents say K-12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected to the growing population of students of color in the U.S.
  • 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.
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