What Anti-Racist Teachers Do Differently

Anti-racist teachers take black students seriously. They create a curriculum with black students in mind, and they carefully read students’ work to understand what they are expressing. This might sound fairly standard, but making black students feel valued goes beyond general “good teaching.” It requires educators to view the success of black students as central to the success of their own teaching. This is a paradigm shift: Instead of only asking black students who are not doing well in class to start identifying with school, we also ask teachers whose black students are not doing well in their classes to start identifying with those students.

McKamey, Pirette. (2020, June 17). What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/06/how-be-anti-racist-teacher/613138/

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