We white teachers should always be reflecting on how we can more effectively confront systemic racism, and this week is a particularly good time to do so (see CLASSROOM LESSON IDEAS TO DISCUSS THE CHAUVIN VERDICT – PLEASE SUGGEST MORE).
I’ve benefited from reading two recent pieces:
I’ve previously posted about one of them by Howard E Fields III, Ph.D. at Important Article On “Deficit Models” In Education.
The second one is Schools Should Be Talking To Students About Black Lives Matter, Police Violence, and Racism. The Problem? Teachers Have Not Been Prepared to Meet This Moment by Shayla Griffin, PhD, MSW (thanks to Tricia Ebarvia for sharing it on Twitter).
Yes, there is a lot to read out there.
Trust me – you won’t regret spending the time to read both of these short columns.
And, if you’re like me, you’re likely to spend far more time reflecting on them afterwards.