Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition
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Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition

14 August 2020



This era of 'fake' news demands a deeper curriculum that questions inconsistencies of facts and opinions in various texts and images. This timely revision of a ground-breaking book offers opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and the active examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and recognize the realities of their students&' lives for a deeper understanding of our complex world. A glossary of more than fifty strategies along with reproducible pages for easy classroom use complement this essential resource.--$cProvided by publisher.

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Table of Contents

Cover 1 Title 2 Copyright 3 Contents 4 Preface to the New Edition 6 1. What We Mean When We Talk about Fairness 8 What Is Fairness? 10 What Do Teachers Who Teach Fairly Do? 12 Distinguishing Fairness from Unfairness for Ourselves and for Others 13 Educating Students to Be Good Citizens 13 2. Classrooms as Places of Possibilities 15 Recognizing and Meeting the Needs of All Students 16 The Teacher Has a Strong Sense of the Students 17 The Teacher Encourages Students’ Positive Sense of Self 17 The Teacher Has an Evolving Sense of Self 19 The Teacher Has a Sense of Place 20 Being Mindful of Our Power 21 Teachers Make a Difference 23 Imagine a School… 24 3. What Do We Mean by an Inclusive Curriculum? 31 Equity vs. Equality 33 An Inclusive and Equitable School Environment 34 The Importance of Courageous and Culturally Responsive Leadership 38 Collegiality, Collaboration, and Mentorship 39 Imagining Yourself Forward 41 4. Creating Communities of Conscience in the Classroom 44 Creating Community: Moving beyond Estrangement and Alienation 46 New Beginnings: I See…I Wonder…I Hope… 47 Creating a Community of Conscience 49 Empathy and Ethics 51 The Six Es of Effective Teaching 53 Establish a Respectful Environment through Cooperative Games 57 Games That Focus on Equity and Inclusion 59 Identity Stories 64 Challenging Stereotypes in the Classroom 64 Protecting Our Students into Understanding 75 5. Critical Thinking and Emotional Literacy 77 Drama, Empathy, and Point of View 78 Finding Our Voices through Drama 79 Drama and Equity Education 81 Windows, Mirrors, and Doors: Using Metaphors in Equity Education 81 The Woman Who Outshone the Sun 83 Planning and Teaching with Students in Mind 89 The Arrival 89 In a Class of Her Own 92 The Giver 98 Colonization: The Disappearance of Culture, Language, and Tradition 102 The Crazy Man 108 6. Innovative Teaching as a Social Justice Enterprise 114 Community and a Sense of Place 116 Residential Schools 117 Standing Up for What You Believe 121 Confronting Racism and Prejudice 124 The Island 124 The Abandoned Baby 128 “The Man Who Finds His Son Has Become a Thief ” 133 “Letter” 138 The Elephant Man 141 “Wedding Album” 145 The Diary of Anne Frank 152 7. Remaining Hopeful 157 Deciding What to Hope For 158 Professional Learning Communities 159 Shining Threads of Hope 159 The Context in Which We Learn and Teach 160 Collaboration vs. Competition 161 Collegiality 161 What Can I Control? 162 Constructing Together 162 50 Teaching Strategies to Use in an Inclusive Classroom 167 Blackline Masters 179 Bibliography 187 Index 193 A 193 B 193 C 193 D 194 E 194 F 195 G 195 H 195 I 195 L 195 M 196 N 196 O 196 P 196 Q 196 R 196 S 196 T 197 U 197 V 197 W 197 Acknowledgments 198