Making Space: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, K-12

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Making Space: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, K-12 by Mind Map: Making Space: Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, K-12

1. self-assessment for teachers around how they address equity and social justice issues

2. visible and invisible identities in the classroom

3. Complexity of social location

3.1. we each bring our own experiences and biases -both teachers and students

3.1.1. teachers need to acknowledge limitations when necessary

3.2. teachers can't represent all identities

3.3. if teachers are privileged compared to their students, need to acknowledge this and not shy away from lessons that address this (ex: talking about racism with racialize youth)

3.4. almost everyone is privileged in some respect to some oppressed group

4. Managing conflict around social justice and diversity issues

4.1. create a safe classroom with norms that support this

4.1.1. use culturally responsive teaching materials

4.1.2. represent different identities

4.1.3. model respectful behaviour

4.2. acknowledge differences of opinions

4.2.1. use questions to redirect talk eg: does it make more sense to talk about the person being good or bad or the actions being good or bad

4.3. challenge sterotypes

5. Social Responsibility Performance Standards Continuum

5.1. Contributing to classroom and school community

5.2. solving problems in peaceful ways

5.3. Valuing diversity and defending human rights

5.4. exercising democratic rights and responsibilities

6. strategies for addressing social justice

6.1. make all voices visible

6.2. challenge assumptions and sterotypes

6.3. connect lessons to students' backgrounds

6.4. create opportunities for students to tell their stories

6.5. identify challenges and barriers to students' learning

6.6. include students in policy making

6.7. model critical thinking

6.8. name demeaning bahaviour and language as a form of oppression and/or a practice that sustains a way a group has been disadvantaged

7. Kindergarten to Grade 3

7.1. learning resources like videos and books provided a great starting point for conversation

7.1.1. great opportunity to connect to student experience

7.2. many opportunities to introduce social justice and diversity (Arts, Language Arts, Social Science)