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Asian American K-12 Resources Padlet

This Padlet is filled with many resources focused on teaching students about anti-Asian hate. The information is very comprehensive and organized for students in K-Grade 12. A very important resource to combat anti-Asian racism and help students learn the importance of creating inclusive spaces for people of all identities.

Asian American K-12 Resources Padlet

Unlearn

Unlearn is an organization working to bring equity theory to practice in tangible and practical ways in the classroom and school setting. On their website they have lots of posters and teaching tools. On their twitter platform they share a lot of free images that help educators engage in professional development as well as then bring the learning to their students. The organization shares words like microaggressions, gaslight and other important terminology in very reader and student friendly way.

Unlearn

Educate 2 Empower Publishing

There are a lot of free resources on this website focused on teaching students about body safety, consent and gender equality. There are lots of practical and accessible posters and activities that are in student friendly language. The free resources make this tough topic accessible for students.

Educate 2 Empower Publishing

Yes I’m Hot In This

This is a document on this website that explains how educators can accommodate their Muslim students during Ramadan. Educators are encouraged to create inclusive and safe spaces for their students through intentional actions.

Yes I’m Hot In This

Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) collaborated to create this resource. With a focus on utilizing an equity and anti-oppressive framework, this resource supports members in deepening their own knowledge, re-designing curriculum, shifting classroom conditions and creating school spaces to address anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and beyond.

Addressing Anti-Asian Anti-Racism: A Resource for Educators

We Read Too

This is a mobile app that can be downloaded for free. It is a directory of hundreds of picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books. The app centers on books that are written and about people of colour.

We Read Too

Diverse Book Finder

A great website with lots of book recommendations and tools to diversify one’s classroom and school library collection. The website has book reviews, recommendations, highlighted books and lots of relevant research. It is focused on centering the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour authors as well as characters.

Diverse Book Finder

Canadian School Libraries Journal

This is a website that is focused on centering the experiences, viewpoints and research on school libraries. There are many articles, teaching strategies and lesson ideas that new teachers can learn from. It also shows the power of collaborating with the teacher and school teacher-librarian on various curriculum subjects. This website is powerful because it can help new teachers get ideas of how to approach various projects and lessons for various subject areas with a particular focus on literacy education.

Canadian School Libraries Journal

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

This is a great list of curated podcasts for teachers that cover a variety of topics and grade levels. Most of the podcasts listed are by teachers for teachers so they have a great insider perspective to the lived experiences of teachers. The podcasts cover topics such as math, equity, steam and leadership. There is something for everyone!

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

Teaching Tolerance

This website provides resources that support teachers as they help their students become active citizens through a social justice lens. The resources are categorized in different topics for easy browsing and accessibility such as Classroom Resources, Professional Development and Podcasts. Teachers will be able to find a variety of resources to support their work in different subject areas as well as gain ideas and continue to develop their social justice teaching lens.

Teaching Tolerance

Example Article: Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusive