Entries related to: social-justice

Respecting Black Boys In a Way That Supports Excellence

What does it look like to respect Black boys in a way that supports excellence in education?

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Understanding: The First Step for White Women Teaching Black Boys

After Trayvon Martin was killed, seven Harvard medical graduates — all Black men — donned their...

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Summer Reading and Reflection for Democratic Classrooms

A recent study involving rural farmers and urban activists in North Dakota asked each group to...

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LGBTQ Teachers: Opening The Closet Door

Do you remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when Zuzu Bailey says, “Every time a bell rings, an angel...

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The Digital Civics Toolkit: 5 Resource Modules for Educators

As we come to the end of another school year, it’s often a moment to pause and imagine what new and...

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Building Democratic Classrooms: Cultivating Civic Competencies

Question for you: If the health of our democracy depends on the people, then when do we learn the...

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Supporting Students in Developing Persuasive Policy Arguments

Mr. G. was a literacy teacher at a Colorado high school where more than 80 percent of the students...

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Youth In Front: New Resource in Support of Youth Civic Engagement

We've all witnessed an impressive array of youth civic engagement in the last month in the wake of...

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What Makes You Mad? Channeling Student Energy Into Action

When was the last time you asked your students, “What makes you really mad?

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Scholar Activism: Reflections on Becoming a Scholar-Activist

Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists...

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Scholar Activism: Student Presentations to a Community Panel

Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists...

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The Power of Student Voice in First-Person Commentaries

It’s easy to have an opinion these days. But getting someone to see the world from your point of...

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Race?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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Social Justice: Lesson Planning Resources

When events like those in Charlottesville, Virginia happen, we watch the news in disbelief and...

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Taking Action Project

As I’ve been writing about in this Teaching for Civic Engagement blog series, I’m thinking about...

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Reflections on Teaching for Civic Engagement

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Vocabulary for Action

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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Why Social Studies? It's Self-Evident!

“High school students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history always comes in...

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Criteria for Effective Civic Engagement

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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Youth Mic: What Three Transgender Students Wish Their Teachers Knew

Research tells us that LGBTQ students continue to experience harassment and discrimination at...

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