Engage Staff on Issues of Race Through Book Study
Race affects every facet of life in America today, including our educational practice. To reduce the negative impact on students and staff of color, and to increase awareness of white racial identity, it is imperative that white educators examine their racial insulation, biases and attitudes. Learn how to develop and facilitate a book study, including norm setting, group size and composition, session length, and small-group discussion guidelines and prompts. The session examples will come from a book study based on “White Fragility,” authored by Robin DiAngelo. Download accompanying handouts here.
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After viewing this webinar you should be able to:
- Explain why it is important for white educators to examine their racial identity and to know that it affects their students and colleagues.
- Develop, implement and facilitate a book study on the topic of race for the staff in your school.
- Laura Linde, School Counselor, Foster High School, Tukwila, Wash.
- Jenni Standard, School Counselor, Foster High School, Tukwila, Wash.
- Jorge Torres, School Counselor, Foster High School, Tukwila, Wash.
Original air date: June 23, 2020