TeachThought

thinking About Equity

Critical Literacy

On Equity in teaching and learnig

Ideally, the pursuit of equity is both a cause and an effect–the natural product of a child-centered curriculum designed to promote wisdom and critical literacy. By helping students see and think and act and hope and design and restore and protect, we can help them live better lives in the places that are important to them. This is equity as a cause.

Equity as an effect is the long-tail outcome–or countless outcomes–where knowledge applied with careful scrutiny and care and affection yields itself again: Equity yields equity.

In public education, it is common to honor equity as a goal but we can also honor it as an input and output for the curriculum, teaching strategies, learning models, reading lists, and countless other bits and pieces of what we do as teachers.

Below is some of content that addresses some of the concepts related to equity, including race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, geography, technology access, and more. Contact me at terry@teachthought.com or using the contact form below with any questions or concerns or ideas or opportunities. I’d love to hear from you.¬†

–Terry Heick

Founder and Director, TeachThought

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