Former district school leader and author of forthcoming book on "identity safe classrooms" shares best practices.
The panel showcasing young voices was one of several programs to highlight the importance of navigating differences and including diversity in Jewish education.
It’s a question of telling the stories of all students in the classroom.
As someone who is half-Filipino and half-Hispanic and grew up in a diverse Dallas, TX, neighborhood, I never gave much thought to the politics of skin color and how that affected me – at least not until I entered the Jewish community.
This work toward becoming more inclusive and racially aware was initially sparked by input from parents of color in our school, and the current events have widened the spectrum of our community that feel its urgency- It continues to be supported by our partnership with Be’chol Lashon.
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As classrooms become increasingly diverse, cultural competency has quickly become a key concern for educators all over the world. When it comes to creating a culturally-inclusive learning environment and closing the achievement gap in our classrooms, culturally responsive teaching is, arguably, more critical than it’s ever been before.
Aomar Boum's research on Jewish history in his home country of Morocco brings local attention to that history and helps people reconnect with their historic roots.However, Boum's Muslim identity affects how people perceive his research.
The goal of raising the next generation as race conscious and accepting human beings is one that I think needs to be placed firmly on our parental agendas.