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A Guide for Responding to Microaggressions for Teachers

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Hello all!

I found a short booklet in Canaday earlier this week (on that table in the atrium where there are free books) that you all might find interesting. It is called "Speak Up at School: How to Respond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias, and Stereotypes." This booklet was published by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The website has the following blurb to explain why this was published:

This guide is for the adults in the school. It offers advice about how to respond
to remarks made by students and by other adults and gives guidance for helping
students learn to speak up as well. We believe that modeling the kind of behavior
we want from students is one of the most effective ways of teaching it.

I think it is really interesting, and could be a good resource for educators. If you want to read the booklet, you can find the PDF here:

I have also found some more interesting publications for educators by Teaching Tolerance, including "Anti-bias Framework" and "Creating an LGBT-Inclusive School Climate" that you can explore here: