Teaching for Equity & Justice | Facing History & Ourselves
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Teaching for Equity & Justice

Through Facing History, educators are working together to improve equity and justice in their classrooms and schools. 

How did we as a society arrive at this place of profound educational inequity, and what can we do about it as educators? 

Guiding Questions

  1. How can educators bring a critical consciousness lens to their classrooms, curriculum, and interactions with students?

  2. What histories do we need to investigate and interrogate in order to fully understand current day school policies and practices and take the needed steps to change them?

  3. How can educators reject a deficit mindset about students' achievement and behavior and instead work to create classrooms that are inclusive, joyful, and center students' humanity?

Building an Equitable Educational Culture

We believe that facing bias, prejudice, and racism in schools is both empowering and a privilege. Our Teaching for Equity & Justice program is an invitation to join us in working to build an educational culture where every one can thrive.

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Teaching for Equity & Justice Workshops

Our Teaching for Equity & Justice workshops takes participants on a powerful journey. Our approach begins with an examination of self. Through interactive pedagogy, educators examine historical access to and the purpose of education. With that historical context, we explore current systems of inequity. The shifts in policies and practices that we encourage lead to more equitable student interactions and outcomes. 

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This content is so important, especially today and what is happening all over our country. It is important to help teachers find their lens and how to implement these ideas into the classroom.
— Teaching for Equity & Justice participating educator
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Creating Systems Change, School by School 

Whole schools can engage in the Teaching for Equity & Justice. This series consists of four modules that can be done over time or in one 8-hour training. 

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How Do We Pursue Equity in Education? By Learning, Unlearning, and Muddling Through

Facing History shares the historical contexts that shape educational inequity and what it takes to disrupt it.


A Proven Impact

Schools that take part in Teaching for Equity & Justice put in place more equitable educational policies and classroom practices.

Evaluation shows that when schools complete our training:

  • School leaders become more effective at fostering equity and culturally responsive practices among educators
  • Teachers develop more trusting, personalized, and respectful relationships with students
  • Teachers create more open, inclusive, and deliberative classrooms
96% of Teaching for Equity & Justice participants report having increased confidence that they can move the needle on improving equity in schools.

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