The ABCs of Teaching Young Students About Race in School


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In our last episode, we discussed whether we should teach young children about race, and if so, at what age do we start? In this segment, we look at how to begin to teach young students about race in our classrooms.

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Matthew R. Kay is a proud product of Philadelphia’s public schools and a founding teacher at Science Leadership Academy (SLA). He is a graduate of West Chester University and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership with a Principals’ Certificate from the California University of Pennsylvania. At SLA, he teaches an innovative inquiry-driven, project-based curriculum. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Philly Slam League (PSL). Award-winning educator Baruti Kafele is a leading keynote speaker and best-selling author. His books include Is My School Better a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, and The Teacher 50: Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence. Christy Tirrell-Corbin, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention and the Director of the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Tirrell-Corbin has worked extensively with Title I schools to increase family engagement and raise awareness of teacher beliefs and practices relative to race, culture and socioeconomic status. She has also taught courses on culture and community, as well as studied teacher candidates’ beliefs and practices around race and culturally responsive and respectful pedagogy.

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