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Race and Ethnicity in Today’s Classroom

In classrooms across the United States, the presence of ethnic and racial diversity is a given, even if it isn't always visible.

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Challenges and Solutions in Promoting Diversity in Education

Addressing bias and discrimination is a crucial step in fostering diversity and equality in schools. These issues often stem from deep-seated social norms and can create significant obstacles to establishing a fair and inclusive learning environment.

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Addressing Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Schools

In today's connected world, it's important to help young people understand and engage with global and local events in ways that reject hate. The conflict in the Middle East, which escalated after Hamas' attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, and Israel's subsequent actions in Gaza, has led to...

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Activity Title: Walk in My Shoes

Navigating the complexities of social class in educational settings is crucial for fostering inclusivity and understanding among students from diverse backgrounds. Educators play a pivotal role in addressing classism and promoting equity in schools through intentional activities that encourage dialogue, reflection, and empathy.

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Tackling Classism in Schools: Understanding and Addressing Social Class Disparities

In educational settings, conversations about race, gender, and sexuality are becoming more common, but discussions about social class and classism are often overlooked. Yet, the impact of social class on students' experiences and outcomes is profound. Addressing social class and classism in schools is crucial for creating an inclusive...

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The Power of Circle Practices

As I reflect on my role as an educator, two principles stand out: community and dialogue. I envision my classroom not just as a place where lessons are taught, but as a space where students eagerly gather, feeling secure, valued, and heard. Above all, I strive for an environment...

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Should We Address All Racial Jokes?

Think back to a time when you heard a joke about an ethnic-racial group or one with racial undertones. It might seem like the context—such as who is telling the joke and who is listening—matters most in determining the impact.

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Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in STEM

Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is crucial for fostering innovation by embracing varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. According to a recent report by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), there has been an increase in the number...

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The Impact of Positive Affirmations on Student Wellbeing and Diversity

In today's educational landscape, promoting mental health and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential goals. One powerful tool that supports both is the practice of positive affirmations among students. These affirmations, simple yet impactful statements of self-encouragement, not only bolster students' confidence but also contribute to creating...

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