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What Are Microaggressions?

Microaggressions are comments relating to someone’s identity that leave a lasting, negative impression on the receiver of the message.  (continue reading)

What Is Implicit Bias?

It's important to talk about bias because we can't work against something that we don't know exists.  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed on Identity and Experience

In her newest book, Being the Change, author Sara Ahmed explores the importance of social comprehension in the classroom… In July Sara spoke at the Nerd Camp literacy conference in Michigan about the tensions many of us feel during big moments in history.  (continue reading)

Summer PD Minisode Three: Designing Informed and Responsive Curriculum

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're excited to bring you the final of three special minisodes to invite you all into the conversations of the Heinemann Summer Book Study, hosted in the Heinemann PD Teaching and Learning Facebook Group.  (continue reading)

Summer PD Podcast Minisode Two: Growing Socially Literate Citizens

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we're excited to bring you the second of three special minisodes, and invite you all into the conversations of the Heinemann Summer Book Study, hosted in the Heinemann PD Teaching and Learning Facebook Group.  (continue reading)

Our Summer Book Study: Being the Change...from Day One

When it came to choose between these two titles for our summer book study, it quickly became clear that we needed both. The intersection of messages and range of ideas for application—not just in our schools but in our lives—will create critical conversations as we mentally and emotionally prepare for the work that awaits us in August.  (continue reading)

Now Available: Being the Change Study Guide!

This study guide will be your companion as you work through the book, helping you to consider how you can put the skills of social comprehension to work in your own life.  (continue reading)

Sara Ahmed, Christine Hertz, and Kristine Mraz on Empathy

In today’s podcast we’ve brought together authors Sarah Ahmed, Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz, to discuss empathy not as something we have, but rather as an ongoing, daily practice that must be prioritized in our minds and actions.  (continue reading)

Keeping the Focus on the Kids

If we want kids to learn to comprehend others' identities and perspectives, those identities and perspectives must be shared. To do this productively while also maintaining a safe environment for our kids, we may need to modify our approach.  (continue reading)

Kristi Mraz on Being the Change

Sara defines social comprehension as developing “skills and habits to help us comprehend social issues and participate in relevant, transparent conversations.” She points out that this skill is learned, and to me, that means we need to be teaching it from the first day of school in kindergarten.  (continue reading)

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