Ten educators offer specific ideas on how to apply culturally responsive pedagogy in schools, including through the use of diverse literature and by inviting students to share their own life experiences.
Six educators share specific suggestions on how to make lessons more culturally responsive, including through having teachers assess their own biases and by elevating students' culture and language.
Five educators recommend strategies for using reading instruction as a tool to improve students' writing skills, including through the use of informal writing and sections of reading texts students can use as models for their writing.
Five educators share ideas on how reading instruction can help students become more effective writers, including through the use of mentor texts and through a guided step-by-step process.
Three educators discuss dangers facing education today, including gun violence and teacher burnout, as well as shrinking school budgets that threaten programs and student well-being.
Four educators share their thoughts on the biggest dangers facing schools, including the silence of educators, often keeping mum in the "face of injustices that in our hearts and minds we know are unethical."
Veteran educator Dr. Karen Baptiste discusses how teachers believing they are "colorblind" contributes toward the school-to-prison pipeline for students.
Four educators offer recommendations on how to respond to teachers who say they "don't see race," including specific questions to use for deepening the conversation.
Seven educators challenge the idea of "not seeing race or color" in the the classroom and offer suggestions like considering our own implicit biases, as well as provide additional resources.
Nine educators write about possible ways to respond to teachers who say they "don't see color," including by framing the discussion around differentiation, school climate, and white privilege.