Recently, I wrote a response to the Larry Ferlazzo’s Classroom Q & A blog question: What are good strategies teachers can use when exploring “controversial” topics? Since my courses are infused with what folks consider to be controversial topics, this was somewhat of an easy write up for me. My work focuses on discussing equity & justice in the classroom. I want students to learn, think critically, push themselves, and each other in order for our society to be better. In addition to the writing, we discussed the question along with other educators’ responses in this BAM! Radio Show podcast.
I enjoyed listening to the other educators, because it was refreshing to know that there are many others that “get it” and do the work regardless of the risks it poses. Take a listen!