My school is no exception, and neither is my Staff Development teacher. Don't get me wrong; race and equity are HUGE issues all teachers need to seriously grapple with, consider, and try to come to terms with on a daily basis. Those who ignore these pivotal issues and pretend they don't exist aren't fooling anyone, most especially their own students. "Race blind" teachers might as well be living in a different century.
This month, my Staff Development teacher wants us to reexamine race and equity from a new lens, from the perspective of experienced, informed, and aware educators who need to continually refine and improve our practice -- and conversations about these controversial and important issues with one another and our students.
The following article does an impressive job discussing the paramount importance of race and equity in our daily classroom lives from a variety of perspectives. What can YOU take away from it to bring into your own practice starting tomorrow??
The article is from the November 2010 issue of the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development and begins below: