For most educators, summer is a time for reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation. The summer also provides the time and space to learn something new, read articles and review curricula that you haven’t had time to do during the school year and to connect with other educators without the pressure of time. Below are 11 ways for educators, and others who work with children, to take advantage of new resources and brush up on their anti-bias education practices.
1. Spend an hour watching one of our free webinars and explore topics such as Empowering Students to Combat Bullying, Using Current Events to Teach About Bias, Bullying and Social Justice, The December Dilemma and several more. You can watch them anytime.
2. Reflect on bullying, social media and other social-emotional development issues by reading Rosalind Wiseman’s (best-selling author and bullying prevention expert) instructive essays in Rosalind's Classroom Conversations.
3. Visit our Current Events Classroom and consider approaches to bring current events into your K-12 classroom.
5. Reflect on your anti-bias education practices with our educator resources including “Challenging Biased Language,” “The Civil Rights Movement,” “Discussing Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Identity and Issues,” “Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice” and more.
6. Plan a lesson or in-depth curriculum unit on immigration, anti-Semitism, cyberbullying, LGBT history and other topics using our Lesson Plans.
7. Share anti-bias and bullying prevention information with Parents, Family Member and Caregivers.
10. Join other educators and attend our summer trainings throughout the country in Echoes and Reflections, the leading Holocaust education program.
11. Learn about all of ADL’s education programs and workshops including Anti-Bias Education, Bullying/Cyberbullying, Campus Affairs, Confronting Anti-Semitism, Holocaust Education and No Place for Hate.