Critical Family History
This set of resources were developed by Dr. Christine Sleeter from CSU Monterey Bay. The prevalence of individualized stories set within simplistic white narratives is a huge concern for those of use who work with teachers. Teachers should know themselves, including their own roots. Yet, noncritical approaches to exploring roots reinforce selective memory, with its dangerous impact on how white teachers understand the racially diverse communities in which they may work. Critical family… Read more
Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action
Anti-bias education places diversity and equity goals at the heart of everything we do in early childhood. We begin by affirming each child and family’s social identities and cultural ways of being. Building on the strengths and knowledge children bring to school, anti-bias teachers seek the active engagement of families and communities. More than a set of curriculum activities, this approach is a commitment to equity and social justice. Anti-bias teachers observe carefully, think critically… Read more
Inclusive Teaching Resources
This website provides examples of research and examples promoting inclusive education. The primary audience for this work is faculty in the CSU system that prepare general education teachers and leaders, and special education teachers who provide support to collaborating teachers, service providers, and students across settings. This website was developed with a specific focus on the California context and licensure requirements (Teaching Performance Expectations). It is organized using CA… Read more
Analyzing Teacher Learning in Translanguaging Professional Development
This one-hour webinar shares findings from a study of seven monolingual secondary teachers learning to bring translanguaging into their practice to support emergent bilingual students.
Translanguauging as Support for Emergent Bilingual Students
A series of videos with teachers sharing their work to support emergent bilingual students in their classrooms by using translanguaging practices.
"‘Cause It Has to Happen": Exploring Teachers’ Resistance to LGBT Literature and Issues in a Teacher Inquiry Group
This paper explores teachers’ resistance to LGBT literature and issues by examining how a group of teachers, as part of a social justice research project, responded to an article that examined reasons why teachers who hold anti-homophobic views still resist teaching LGBT texts and topics in their classrooms.
It is a powerful piece to raise discussion of teacher stated beliefs versus teacher actions related to inclusive education for LGBTQ youth and families.
Supporting LGBTQ Youth of Color
This site has a series of reports titled, "Erasure and Resiliance: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color."
Each report includes information on the experiences of LGBTQ students of color in middle and high school, examining indicators of negative school climate as well as supports and resources, including:
- Feelings of safety at school regarding personal characteristics
- Experiences of racist and anti-LGBTQ harassment and assault from peers
- Effects… Read more
Gender and Children: A Place to Begin
List of strategies and activities for educators to use to create a safe, welcoming, gender-inclusive learning environment.
Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice: Becoming a Renegade
This book shows how veteran, justice-oriented social studies teachers build curriculum, support students’ literacy skills, and prepare students to think and act critically within and beyond the classroom. Part I of the book introduces three ways teachers navigate teaching for social justice within the context of standards-based classrooms (embracing, reframing, or resisting the standards). Part II analyzes specific approaches to teaching the Common Core, using teacher narratives to… Read more
Agarwal-Rangnath, R., Dover, A.G., & Henning, N. (2016). Preparing to teach social studies for social justice: Becoming a renegade. New York: Teachers College Press. https://www.tcpress.com/preparing-to-teach-social-studies-for-social-justice-becoming-a-renegade-9780807757666
Inclusion with Sensitivity: Teaching Children with LGBTQ Families
The article offers teachers guidance and strategies to support the children of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (LGBTQ) families in their programs. It includes the LGBTQ families' exposure to books, give children an opportunity to listen and think about the importance of families, and provide storytelling.
I use this in my course with pre-service teachers when we discuss inclusive classroom practices with families.
Bre Evans-Santiago, & Miranda Lin. (2016). Inclusion With Sensitivity: Teaching Children With LGBTQ Families. YC Young Children, 71(2), 56.