An Invitation

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When was the last time you invited someone to think critically about the world around you? Who holds YOU accountable as you work toward being antiracist? 

How to See Beyond the Surface

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Inwardly, I sighed, and wondered why it’s so hard to imagine other people’s lives. That’s what CARE Principle #1 calls for – that we recognize the humanity of all people, treat them with dignity, and imagine, if we can, what it is to walk in their shoes. 

Truths and Lies about America’s Domestic Slave Trade

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The truth is rarely told about the domestic slave trade in the United States, and the way slavery is often taught in American classrooms suffers for it. White slaveholders and slave traders forced the migration of more than one million enslaved people across state lines in the sixty years before the Civil War. Most were…

Be You in the Classroom

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I never thought of myself as a teacher until I truly became one. In my mind, I really thought anyone could be a teacher because I believed a teacher was just a character an adult played. If you knew and loved your content all you had to do was create your character and teach.

Keep Going

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A few times in my life I’ve became focused on my health and wellness. For me, this centers on having my blood pressure remain within a normal range. Making that choice requires me to be incredibly intentional about nutrition and exercise. 

Is Your Teaching Resource Antiracist?

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CARE is seeking K-12 educators across the nation to try out our brand-new curriculum review tool.  The digital tool is designed to give educators an opportunity to quickly review learning resources for alignment to our five antiracist principles. Learning resources include anything used with students, from textbooks and videos to online platforms, published lesson plans,…

This July, Pilot Our New Tool!

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CARE is seeking K-12 educators across the nation to try out our brand-new curriculum review tool.  We’re looking for volunteers to try out the tool in July.   The digital tool is designed to give educators an opportunity to quickly review learning resources for alignment to our five antiracist principles. Learning resources include anything used with students,…

Advice for a Teacher in Minnesota

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We are personally running out of ways to describe the anguish and exhaustion of living and teaching during this time. We know the news cycle is more than any adult should have to handle, and we know that our students are bearing the same, if not more, of the burden. Unfortunately, we know we have not seen last of racial trauma and violence. With that…

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…

Begin with the Truth

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The American Medical Association recognized last year that racism is a threat to public health. While the harm is greatest for Black and Brown people, it in fact hurts us all. We must, in John Lewis’ words, work out how to “lay down the heavy burden of hate at last.” Last year, amid countless reasons…