Hey Teacher Community,
My school is trying to start dialogue on our staff about race, class, privilege, and how our own identities affect our classrooms. We have an extremely diverse group of students and a predominately white staff, and some of our teachers have expressed interest in gaining more awareness about the various issues that should be considered in a diverse community.
Does anyone have resources on how to most productively engage in these conversations? Many of our staff members have never really thought about these things in a deep way before, so we need to find out how to introduce important ideas in a way that is effective without just making people feel defensive and shutting down.
Resources or just general advice would be really appreciated, either in the comments or to firstname.lastname@example.org