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, Transformational Texts, The December Dilemma and 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 Lesson Plans collection 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,” “Let's Get it Right: Using Correct Pronouns and Names,” “Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice” and more.
6. Read our blogs on a variety of education topics, and discuss them with a friend or colleague.
7. Share our Table Talk parent/family discussion guides about current events such as racism, online hate, the presidential election, gun violence and more.
9. Talk with a young person in your life about how to navigate the digital world.
10. Join other educators by participating in online summer professional development opportunities from Echoes & Reflections, ADL's Holocaust education program for teachers.
11. Learn about all of ADL’s education programs and trainings including Anti-Bias Education, Bullying/Cyberbullying, Words to Action, Holocaust Education and No Place for Hate.