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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…

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3 ways to improve education about slavery in the US

Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies, West Virginia University, provides specific suggestions for doing “a better job of understanding the subject and presenting it to others.”  Click here to read her article.

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PHS Science Teacher Joy Barnes-Johnson: “Embellish Every Day With Laughter”

Teacher and Not in Our Town Princeton facilitator, Dr. Joy Barnes-Johnson was awarded the 2019 NJEA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human and Civil Rights award.  While they neglected to mention the award and her co-teaching the first Princeton High…

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My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes

Teacher Zachary Wright explains his answer to his student.  A lesson for everyone.  Read his article by clicking here.

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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