Culturally Insensitive and Racist Learning Environments

By Vivett Dukes

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led and hosted by teacher, writer, and advocate Vivett Dukes on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET. In a forum that encourages honest dialogue and connection, we come together to learn, grow, and co-construct solutions to pressing problems for students.

 

Chat Highlights

Q1: Have you witnessed behavior from teachers towards their students of color that concerned you? How so? What, if anything, did you do?

 

Q2: How have current events and the political landscape impacted the climate of your school community? Your classroom?

 

Q3: What structures, if any, are in place in your school or classroom to protect students from racist or otherwise hateful language and attacks?

 

Q4: Bullying prevention has become a big focus in recent years. What do we do when the teacher in the room is the bully?

 

Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:30pm ET. You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.