The focus of this week’s Big Fresh is equity. Stella Villalba joins the podcast to discuss her current thinking about equity.
Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the January 15, 2021 issue here.
02:06 Lead Essay
05:40 Classic Classroom Content
07:39 Free for All
09:26 Stella Villalba Interview
35:50 Leaders Lounge Content
Free for All
Becoming More Inclusive (2019): Every teacher wants to be more inclusive. But where do you begin? Melanie Meehan presents three practical starting points.
Anthropomorphized Monkeys and Racist Stereotypes in Children’s Books: On A Year of Reading blog, Franki Sibberson considers the racist stereotypes in books that feature monkeys. Franki’s blog post reflects on her own understanding and offers key resources to become educated about racist stereotypes in children’s literature.
Building Cultural Awareness (2019): Stella Villalba explains how frustrations with the families of English language learners can come from misunderstandings of cultural norms, and gives some tips for building awareness.
How to Be an Anti-Racist Teacher: Pirette McKamey explains what anti-racist teachers do differently in their classrooms. This article from The Atlantic is a must read for all instructional leaders.