Cultivating Critical Consciousness in the Classroom

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on September 24, 2020

At Facing History’s inaugural Teaching for Equity and Justice summits this summer, we had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Scott Seider and Dr. Daren Gravestwo developmental psychologists committed to deepening communities’ capacities to educate and care for Black and brown youth. Co-authors of Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice, Seider and Graves shared a wealth of insights from their research on the importance of cultivating critical consciousness in the classroom and how to get started. Below are some excerpts from their presentation:

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Topics: Equity in Education

Facing History Hosts Inaugural Teaching for Equity and Justice Summits

Posted by Rose Sadler on August 20, 2020

This July and August, Facing History hosted our first ever Teaching for Equity and Justice Summits for over 450 educators from across North America. Throughout the summit, educators committed their time and energy in order to engage in deep learning, reflect on their own mindsets and practices, and to hear from scholars like Dr. Bettina Love, Dr. Pedro Noguera, Dr. Scott Seider and Dr. Daren Graves and our Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Steve Becton. 

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Topics: Equity in Education

Facing History Hosts Bettina Love

Posted by Kaitlin Smith on August 3, 2020

As part of Facing History’s Teaching for Equity and Justice summit series, we recently hosted Dr. Bettina L. Love in a riveting presentation on her work and vision for education. We look forward to sharing some of our key learnings at the conclusion of the second summit, but we’d like to make sure that Dr. Love’s paradigm-shifting work is on your radar in the meantime.

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