It can be a challenge for teachers to lead a conversation on race and equality when many have never been taught how to foster that talk. There is also the impact that the cultural heritage, socioeconomics, and stereotypes play in the success of our students. Sometimes a student's struggles can be directly connected to one of these issues.
So how do we, as teachers, help our students (and ourselves) get more comfortable addressing these issues in our schools? In the Equity in Education workshop, we will open this conversation and provide you with tools on how to start the conversation in your classroom, and ultimately throughout your school. The more we create safe spaces to talk about the issues impacting our students, the more freedom our students will feel to be themselves and respond with strength.
Another angle we take in this workshop is to help you acknowledge and respond to implicit bias. Sometimes we carry thoughts about students based on their race, family, behaviors, etc. that impact how we respond to them. Often times, implicit bias happens unintentionally, so we will teach you how to make decisions and create student opportunities that are unhindered.
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