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11 Ways to Keep Current on Anti-Bias Education This Summer

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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 young people, to take advantage of new resources and brush up on their anti-bias education practices.

  1. Consider how to navigate conversations with young children about diversity, prejudice and bullying with our Early Childhood FAQs.
  2. Visit our Lesson Plans collection and consider approaches to bring current events into your K-12 classroom.
  3. Review our Monthly Featured Book teacher and family discussion guides and peruse Books Matter to find excellent children’s books with anti-bias and bullying prevention themes.
  4. Reflect on your anti-bias education practices with our educator resources including “Challenging Biased Language,” “A Guide to Responding to School-Based Incidents” “Let's Get it Right: Using Correct Pronouns and Names,” “Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories about Bias and Injustice” and more.
  5. Read our blogs on a variety of education topics, and discuss them with a friend or colleague.
  6. Share our Table Talk parent/family discussion guides about current events including the refugee crisis in Ukraine, the CROWN Act, books bans, disinformation and more. 
  7. Communicate with other educators by connecting with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  8. Engage in a short self-guided learning module on anti-bias education--there are several to choose from.
  9. Spend an hour watching one of our free webinars and explore topics such as Transformational Texts, Challenging Anti-Immigrant Bias, Contemporary Antisemitism and more. You can watch them anytime.
  10. Learn more about bullying and cyberbullying and how you can address the topic with young people.
  11. Check out ADL’s education programs and trainings including A World of Difference Institute, No Place for Hate, Words to Action, BINAH and Echoes and Reflections.