In an extraordinary Twitter chat led by Edutopia, educators discuss building trauma-informed social and emotional learning environments.
Month: November 2018
Research conducted among academics and students at a historically white South African university suggests that many are thinking about “decolonizing the curriculum” from only one angle: changing the content of what they teach. So, for example, they might add Africa-based authors to a reading list. But they don’t shift the tasks required to engage with that literature, which still leaves many students feeling alienated and marginalized.
The underlying vision of the Social Justice Humanitas school: help students become the best version of themselves. With that vision guiding every decision — from how to support students on academic probation, to hiring — the school has built a culture where teachers’ voices are central, and everyone is looking out for one another.