In the Hot Seat: Resources to Help Teachers Respond to Questions about Race

As a classroom teacher, I did not believe I was skilled at engaging in meaningful conversations about race with my colleagues or responding to questions from my students that directly related to equity,discrimination or oppression. I was slightly fearful that I would say something that might be taken out of context. It wasn’t until a “hot moment” erupted in my fifth grade classroom that I realized I had to grapple with my personal feelings and emotions.  It became quite clear that many of my fifth graders were more honest, articulate…