How Parents, Teachers & Caregivers Can Raise Anti-Racist, Anti-Bias Children
With the return back to school, I thought it’d be important for teachers, parents, guardians, and others who have children in their care to get tips on how to raise them in an anti-oppressive and anti-bias way. I reached out to Tiffany M. Jewell, an anti-racist and anti-bias educator, for her guidance on this topic.Tiffany is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Best Seller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks [and everyone] to support waking up, taking action, and doing the work of becoming antiracist.She has been working with children and families for over eighteen years and worked as a Montessori educator for fifteen years. She enjoys exploring social justice with young folks, especially the history of racism and resistance, economic justice, and socially and personally constructed identities. Tiffany enjoys working with educators and supporting them building strong, authentic communities in which every child can be seen and valued. She is the co-founder, alongside Britt Hawthorne, of ABARatHome/ABARAtSchool, an organization that strives to support educators and caregivers in their anti-bias anti-racist journeys. She also served as the president of the founding board of the national organization, Montessori for Social Justice- seeing it through to completing nonprofit status and creating a strong mission to support and amplify Montessorian of the Global Majority across the country.Tiffany lives on the homeland of the Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck with her two young storytellers, husband, and a turtle she’s had since she was nine years old.Here’s what you’ll learn:How Tiffany navigates having light-skin privilege and identifying with a marginalized groupHow Tiffany’s white mom prepared her for the anti-racism and anti-bias work she does todayWhat other influences guided Tiffany into creating anti-bias curriculum for teachers, parents, and caregiversWhy white children are never too young to learn about racism, sexism, and other oppressive behaviourThe ways in which adultification makes classrooms unsafe for Black childrenHow the Montessori pedagogy helps children co-create an anti-racist, anti-bias curriculum, and what parents3 tips on how parents, teachers, and caregivers can get started in teaching/raising anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and anti-biased childrenClick here for the show notes and lightly edited episode transcript Get Exclusive Guided Prompts on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.