This video is intended to help white teachers begin the process of unpacking their white privilege. I provide a brief breakdown of events in U.S. history that have contributed to systemic racism, discuss examples of white privilege, how it applies to our classroom and teaching, and ways to further our work.
Regardless of where we teach or our student population, it is imperative that white teachers come to understand the depth of white privilege and how it can impact how we teach. It is up to us to keep our privilege in the front of our minds when we are teaching, planning, establishing our classroom communities, creating resources, and purchasing resources. It has to be a conscious effort. It has to be something we work towards every day. In this online teacher community, I think having the difficult discussions, pushing one another to really look at race in our classrooms, and provide one another with support along the way is critical to our communal success.
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