TEACHING THROUGH A CRISIS
As teachers finish out a unique and difficult school year, they face the responsibility of teaching through the ongoing democratic crisis and supporting their students to become lifelong civic participants. We welcome you to use these free resources to support your own mental health and guide conversations with your students
Learning for Justice
Since the beginning of the pandemic we have experienced crisis after crisis. Teachers have been struggling to balance family, students, and self amidst uncertain times. Learning for Justice continues to update their COVID-19 resource page, with suggestions for educator mental health as well as supporting marginalized students.
We experience a variety of traumatic events in our lifetimes. Our children may have their own experiences with trauma. Learn how to support your students as they face community violence, grief, homelessness, and disaster.
As we continue to have conversations about policing and public safety, it is important to remind ourselves of the history of the institution of policing in our country. Watch this short video from NPR on how policing have contributed to violence against and the disproportionate criminalization of Black Americans.
San Antonio Report
Nearly half of Texas children are Latine. With Biden’s slow action on immigration thus far and Texas’ growing population, educators may be wondering how to support their Latine students. Read a Chicana educator talk about the importance of teaching Mexican American History.
Watch this Ted Talk by trans activist Samy Nour Younes on the legacy of trans people around the world.