In this episode: Standing up when hatred is stoked; building community through courageous conversations about race; and why representation and presence matters.
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- Val is a teacher and PD Facilitator with Teaching Tolerance in the USA
- Val Brown on Twitter
Episode 39 – Quick Guide
- Why Val’s job matters to her
- Standing up when hatred is stoked
- How to engage teachers
- Being neutral in the classroom
- Having courageous conversations about race in the classroom
- Interesting students through popular culture (Black Panther & A Wrinkle in Time)
- Why we need more black teachers
- The importance of students being valued in the classroom
- Val’s difficult conversation with her young son
- What teachers can do – to value all students
- Debating social issues in the classroom
- Spotlight segment: Donald L. Hollowell
- Twists and Turns segment: Country music and Hip Hop
- Closing remarks
- I knew I was on the right track when….
Correction: Val speaks about Lewis and Carol in our chat. She meant to say Lewis and Clark.
Courageous Conversations About Race – Episode Links
- Hiring Black Teachers Only Solves Part of the Problem – Val Brown
- Teaching Tolerance (Val’s employer. Lots of resources here)
- Who is Henrietta Lacks?
- Spotlight Segment – Learn more about Donald L. Hollowell
- The Black Panther Movie – Teaching Resources compiled by Larry Ferlazzo
- A Wrinkle In Time Book (by Madeleine L’Engle) and movie (by Ava Duvernay)
- The Parkland Shooting – Florida
- The Confederacy – USA
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