Exploring the Principles of Schooltalk

In March 2021, I spoke with principal Candace Hunstad, school instructional coach Brigid Dux, ESOL teacher/school equity lead Samantha Gauta (all of Fairhill Elementary), and district coordinator of professional learning/cultural responsiveness Junena Thomas — all educators from Fairfax County, Virginia — about their use of Schooltalk for sustained antiracist equity work at the school level. It was a really exciting discussion about how to go beyond initial use of books to long-term use of texts for change. Sharing here to support others in similarly sustained efforts!

Session guide here.

#USvsHate LESSON LISTS

These lessons for K12+ students draw from nearly 20 national teacher-support organizations. I curated these lists for #USvsHate, as a collection designed to counteract explicit bigotry while being an onramp to deeper work against hate, bias, and injustice in schools. I’m working right now to add youth-facing lessons based on Schooltalk and Everyday Antiracism.

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