What's the Big Idea?

Helping Teachers Talk About Race

October 29, 2020
What's the Big Idea?
Helping Teachers Talk About Race
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What's the Big Idea?
Helping Teachers Talk About Race
Oct 29, 2020

In which Dan talks with Jinnie Spiegler, director of Curriculum and Training at the Anti-Defamation League. If 2020 has shown us anything, it's the importance of being able to talk about race in the classroom. But too often teachers don't. We're limited by feelings of discomfort or defensiveness, the pressures of curriculum pacing, or maybe we just don't see it as our job. This is a mistake and a missed opportunity. Luckily, we're supported by organizations like the Anti-Defamation League. Dan and Jinnie discuss teacher discomfort, how leadership can support us, and why student action is so crucial.

Visit the ADL for incredible resources for creating the right classroom environment for those difficult conversations.

Mentioned in the show:
Anti-Defamation League: Resources for Educators, Parents & Families
Anti-Defamation League: How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?
Education Week: Are America's Schools Ready for Tough Talk on Racism?

Music: "Que Extrano Es" by Molo courtesy of Tribe of Noise

Show Notes

In which Dan talks with Jinnie Spiegler, director of Curriculum and Training at the Anti-Defamation League. If 2020 has shown us anything, it's the importance of being able to talk about race in the classroom. But too often teachers don't. We're limited by feelings of discomfort or defensiveness, the pressures of curriculum pacing, or maybe we just don't see it as our job. This is a mistake and a missed opportunity. Luckily, we're supported by organizations like the Anti-Defamation League. Dan and Jinnie discuss teacher discomfort, how leadership can support us, and why student action is so crucial.

Visit the ADL for incredible resources for creating the right classroom environment for those difficult conversations.

Mentioned in the show:
Anti-Defamation League: Resources for Educators, Parents & Families
Anti-Defamation League: How Should I Talk about Race in My Mostly White Classroom?
Education Week: Are America's Schools Ready for Tough Talk on Racism?

Music: "Que Extrano Es" by Molo courtesy of Tribe of Noise