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Martin Luther King Jr. to Ferguson: Discussing Bias and Prejudice in School

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 17, 2014

In light of the needed attention on the role of stereotyping, prejudice, and bias in the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Welcoming Schools is taking a look at what elementary school educators can do to continue conversations with students about race through books and lessons.

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Welcoming Schools Film Streaming Free

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 15, 2014

“You’re Gay.” “Your skin is too brown.” “Fatty.” In a short film, streaming free, check out how skilled teachers use Welcoming Schools lessons to stop hurtful language and create respectful schools.

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Key Insights from the Research on Reducing Prejudice and Bias in Children – Summary

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 15, 2014

When does stereotyping and prejudice start? Why is it important to discuss prejudice, bias and race in school? Research proven ways to reduce prejudice and bias.

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Active Anti-Bias Principles

By Guest Contributor, December 15, 2014

For over 40 years educators and families have been inspired by Louise Derman-Sparks teachings and beliefs that when we instill fairness and respect into the youngest of children we are sending ripples out into the world – producing a wave of more people who believe in equity and justice and are willing to stand up for it.

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Featured Lessons for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 15, 2014

What would you do? Quick decisions -- Ally or Bystander? Learning to see and appreciate difference. Find some lessons to use in your classroom.

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Life-Changing Summer Camp for Transgender Kids

By Guest Contributor, December 13, 2014

Camp should conjure up images of canoes, campfires and lifelong friendships, not being rejected because of who you are.

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Books to Engage Students in Discussions on Bias and Bullying

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 12, 2014

These books will be sure to spark conversations about bias and bullying in the classroom and beyond!

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Sticking Up For Each Other: The Power of Allies

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 12, 2014

Here are some books to help youth understand what it means to be an ally!

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Life and Dream Through Books

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 12, 2014

Check out this great list of diverse books that celebrate Dr. King's life. We have beautiful picture books, informative texts, and everything in-between!

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Looking at Skin Color with Books and Activities

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 12, 2014

A great selection of books for discussing skin color with elementary students. These books are sure to engage young readers in conversations about diversity.

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