35. How to Weave Social Justice Into Your Lesson Desson with Dr. Leena Bakshi

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, Have you thought about how you can weave social justice into your instructional designs? On this episode we are talking to Dr. Leena Bakshi, the founder of STEM4Real. She gives us some concrete ways to integrate social justice into the fabric of our instructional design. After seeing the limited access that underrepresented students have to math and science … Read More

 Have Courageous Conversations

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Advocate for equity and inclusion by being brave and honest. Know you can’t control the reaction of others, but you can control your actions to create positive spaces. Don’t let the voice of someone be silenced. It’s not ok, so speak up. This post shares 4 steps to having courageous conversations. Journaling/Reflection Questions for Courageous Conversations: Can you plan … Read More

Maintaining a Summertime Social Justice Practice

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Social justice work is about consistent commitment and action. Reflect, disrupt, and teach to maintain a social justice practice this summer. Summer is a time when teachers rest, relax, and catch up on the reading we didn’t get to do during the school year (or is that just me?). Most teachers, even through summer, spend time planning for the … Read More

Four (MORE!) Action Items for Pride in Your Classroom

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: This post is a follow-up to the post: Three Action Items for Pride Month in Your Classroom (and Beyond!) Four additional action items for Pride in your classroom include following representative leadership, amplifying others’ voices, making concrete commitments, and celebrating joy. The response to this month’s post, “Three Action Items for Pride Month in Your Classroom (and Beyond!)” has … Read More

Social (Justice) Studies as Experiential Learning

Noor AliBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: It is critical that we realign the lens of experiential learning to include the domains of social (justice) studies. This will help to truly engage students in their worlds. Experiential learning in the classroom needs to make space for areas in social studies and the world in which we live.  It takes those issues on from a lens of … Read More