We have been inspired by the book Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves by Louisa Derms-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards during our most recent staff meetings. It is available here, along with several other recommended book lists:
Here are links to the articles that are currently posted:
My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes
Stages in Children's Development of Racial/Cultural Identity and Atittudes
On our bulletin board last week we have had work from our last staff meeting, books we recommend, workshops coming up, and some questions for families.
Staff meeting resources:
Here are the links to the protocol we used during our staff meeting-
Goals of anti-bias education for children and adults
Self-Study Guide for Reflecting on Anti-Bias Curriculum
Resources for further reading:
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Nurture Shock by PO Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Teaching to Transgress by Education as the Practice of Freedom
r_is_for_resistance_with_wee_the_people.docx - January 21 at 11am
Little Voices, Big Change: What is Racism? - January 19 at 11am
Reconcilation and Restorative Justice - January 17th at 6:30pm
Questions for Families (please share your thoughts in the comments if you'd like):
What resources have you found helpful in your communities outside of TFC?
What conversations have come up with your children around this topic?
Resources and Articles for Families
This page will be dedicated to sharing articles and resources for families to access. Topics include a range of interests to parents of young children including Diversity, Stages of Emotional or Brain Development, Learning Environments, Language, etc.