Teaching First-Graders About Microaggressions by Bret Turner

A teacher shares an approach to helping first-graders understand microaggressions.  “A critical difference between microaggressions and other instances of hurt feelings is the impact—a steady, slow-burning, detrimental accumulation of biases played out with words and actions. . . . Supporting students who experience these moments is crucial. And it’s imperative to give all students the tools, vocabulary and context to recognize why a particular comment might be extra hurtful—and set the expectation that witnesses should try to be upstanders.”  Read the complete article by clicking here.

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