Implicit Bias Training for Classroom Teachers of English Language Learner Students

By Sahra Ahmed “Racial and implicit bias is inherent in our classrooms. Our classroom walls, the expectations we set for our students, our body language, how we connect with families, what resources are available, what we choose to say or not say, all give students a clear message about how we feel about them” (Agarwal-Ragnath, 2017). … Continue reading »

Implicit Bias Training for Classroom Teachers of English Language Learner Students

Teaching About Racism: Beyond Neo-Nazis, Silver Platters, & Victim-Blaming

By Jonathan Branfman PhD Candidate & Instructor in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies OSU’s classes in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) explore the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. In our pop culture class, for example, we might discuss Taylor Swift and Cardi B: Though both are famous women, they face different feminine stereotypes … Continue reading »

Teaching About Racism: Beyond Neo-Nazis, Silver Platters, & Victim-Blaming

Why I worry about my preschoolers

By Abel Koury I look up at the clock—it’s exactly 12:59 pm on Thursday. I collect my Mo Willems books and make my way to the Room 128 where I’ll spend 15 minutes with the coolest 3–5 year olds you’ll ever meet. As they sit on the story time rug, I look at their bright … Continue reading »

Why I worry about my preschoolers

How to Teach Bad, Poor, Black, Boys…

“Oooooo his hair is like mine,” I heard a wide-eyed, mahogany-skin faced little boy whisper to his friend as I passed them. His words eased some of my anxiety as I entered an unfamiliar school, in an unfamiliar state, with an unfamiliar task, that often felt unattainable. As a way to end the school-to-prison pipeline, … Continue reading »

How to Teach Bad, Poor, Black, Boys…