Equity Express: How to Respond to Sensitive Issues in the Classroom: A Choose Your Own Equitable Adventure

Equity Express: How to Respond to Sensitive Issues in the Classroom: A Choose your own Equitable Adventure
March 2022
Kathryn N. Rusnak, Robin G. Jackson, Seena M. Skelton, & Kathleen King Thorius

Scenario:

Place: In the classroom, during open discussion.

White Female Teacher: "What has been the most difficult issue you have dealt with this year?"

Black Male Student: "Being Black."

In this edition of Equity Express, we explore the different ways in which educators may respond to sensitive conversations in the classroom, and the intents and impacts different responses may illicit. Multiple resources are embedded to assist in navigating these types of conversations, toward cultivating critical consciousness within a caring classroom community.

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