The Students are Watching

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The other day I asked my two Black children if they ever had any antiracist teachers. They paused, unsure how to answer. After an extended silence, I asked them if their teachers ever did anything racist. “Definitely,” they said. They provided me with examples, such as the curriculum the teachers used, or the ways in which a teacher made them feel, or their ability to trust a teacher enough…

An Antiracist Teacher in Every Classroom

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Sometimes, I find myself daydreaming. What if being an antiracist educator was a minimum expectation for any position in the field? What opportunities would await our students? What more could become of our schools? Or world? One of my favorite School Reform Initiative professional learning protocols, which is often used when embarking on educational equity…