Black Lives Matter at School_Resources (Judi Moreillon) I am providing these resources to support #BLMatSchool Week of Action: February 1 - 5, 2021 Resources for Virtual Book Discussions/Programming: Barbershop Books Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books - Teaching for Change : Teaching for Change By Louise Derman-SparksBased on “Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism.” Updated in 2013.* Children’s books continue to be an invaluable source of information and values. They reflect the attitudes in our society about diversity, power relationships among different groups of people, and various social identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, economic class, sexual orientation, and disability). Book lists and Bibliotherapy - Library Media: Mental Health - LibGuides at Westborough High School Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic approach to supporting mental health. Teachers and Librarians using bibliotherapy as a tool should be well versed in the aspects of mental health as well as acquire some training in relation to students and mental health. The American Library Association makes this clarification: The duality of a guided therapy by a medical or psychiatric professional vs. directing the reader to a selection of books on an issue continues.
Module 24b: Transforming Library Collections Part 2 – Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth After working through this module, you will be able to: Discuss some of the key topics that must be considered when collecting diverse texts.Develop a plan to stay up-to-date with and address these topics and others that may arise. Introduction There are a number of important topics that need to be considered when collecting diverse texts. In this module, we will highlight several of them for you to think about and act on.
Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice When my daughter was 3 years old, I taught her the word stereotype. She was just beginning to string words together into sentences, had determined that pink was definitely not her favorite color, and asked (demanded, actually) why all the “girl stuff” was pink and the “boy stuff” was blue. Because there’s no 3-year-old version for a word describing why colors are gendered in our society, I figured that planting the seed might yield fruit soon enough. And somewhat surprisingly, I was correct.
Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit - Transforming Education What is Trauma-Informed SEL? Trauma-informed SEL is an approach to fostering youths’ social-emotional development with practices that support all students, but is particularly inclusive and responsive to the needs of children and youth who have experienced trauma. This approach calls for creating reliable learning environments where students who have experienced adversities and trauma
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30 Children's Books About Diversity That Celebrate Differences The world is a diverse place. It’s packed full of people living dramatically different lives, even within the same neighborhood or classroom. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. This is the importance of mirrors and windows: mirrors to see ourselves reflected in the world, so we don’t feel alone, and windows to see outside of our own lives, to recognize the humanity of other people. Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls - MindShift Middle grade: Farah Rocks Fifth Grade by Susan Muaddi Darraj, Clean Getaway by Nic Stone, Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson Young adult: A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell, Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo Surface-level Diversity In February, Barnes & Noble canceled a plan to release twelve classic novels with covers featuring protagonists of color after critics called the promotion “literary blackface.”
40 Picture Books for Young Activists – All The Wonders Earlier this week, we remembered the work of two men from Atlanta. One who has passed, and one who still leads the fight. John Lewis’s March trilogy soared to the top of bestselling lists everywhere, and the third volume received the National Book Award in 2016. With great reason: Lewis is an icon for our age.
Graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s a reading list This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. by Karen W. Gavigan, University of South Carolina and Kasey Garrison, Charles Sturt University Teen activists worldwide are making headlines for their social justice advocacy on everything from climate change and immigration to substance abuse and LGBTQ issues. As young people get more vocal about these issues, this trend is being reflected in the graphic novels they are reading.
24 Books That Teach About Social Justice Our classroom libraries are often windows into worlds our students cannot imagine, but must learn if they are to develop into empathetic citizens. Books about social justice allow our students insight into what it feels like to be a refugee, to encounter racism, or to have to fight against great odds for rights and freedoms which others take for granted. Here are 24 books to use in the classroom when teaching about social justice: Picture Books About Social Justice 1.