Introduction to Teaching for Equity and Justice
How did we as a society arrive at this place of profound educational inequity, and what can we do about it as educators? We will give an overview of our Teaching for Equity & Justice (TEJ) program that focuses on educator mindsets and strengthens school and district approaches to building a culture where everyone thrives. Our approach begins with an examination of self. Through interactive pedagogy, educators examine historical access to and the purpose of education. With that historical context, we explore current systems of inequity. The shifts in policies and practices that we encourage lead to more equitable student interactions and outcomes.