Resources for Educators on Children's Racial Learning
These resources accompany the EmbraceRace & EdWeb joint Webinar, The Key Role of Educators in the Emerging Field of Children's Racial Learning. They give you more information and starting points to learn about the science and practice of supporting healthy Children's Racial Learning.
To learn more about the emerging field of children's racial learning:
To find out about active or proposed legislation in your state:
- Access PEN America's Index of Educational Gag Orders
- Get support from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers
To learn more about how you can organize educators and parents in your community to support children's racial learning:
- Check out the recording of EmbraceRace's webinar, "Organizing for Racial Learning and Educational Justice"
- Access the H.E.A.L. Together Toolkit from Race Forward (includes narrative strategies)
To enhance racial learning in your classroom practice:
Early childhood educators:
- Watch the film "Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years", produced by Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo
- Check out the recording of EmbraceRace's webinar, "Teaching and Learning about Race: Fantastic Practice in Early Childhood"
- Book recommendation: Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves by Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards, & Catherine M. Goins
- Book recommendation: Don't Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms by Iheoma Iruka, Stephanie Curenton, Kerry-Ann Escayg, & Tonia Durden
Teachers of older students:
- Check out the recording of EmbraceRace's webinar, "Teaching and Learning about Race: Fantastic Practice in Later Elementary School"
- Find more curricular resources from Self-Evident Education, the Zinn Education Project, Learning for Justice, and Teaching for Change
- Book recommendation: Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community by Liz Kleinrock
- Book recommendation: Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay