Diversity Gap in Children’s Books – Christopher Myers – “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature”

MONTH // September 2018 TOPIC // Diversity Gap in Children’s Books RESOURCES // “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature” by Christopher Myers, “The Diversity Gap in Children’s Book Publishing” by Lee and Low, “Where are the People of Color in Children’s Books” by Walter Dean Myers  DISCUSSION LEADER // Tyler, Operations Manager Led by our Operations Manager, Tyler, we will discuss the lack of […]

Conflict resolution strategies & issues of policing in schools – Radley Balko – “Putting more cops in schools won’t make schools safer, and it will likely inflict a lot of harm”

Topic: Conflict resolution strategies & issues of policing in schools Lead: Jane Serenska, Communications Coordinator, VISTA Resources: “Putting more cops in schools won’t make schools safer, and it will likely inflict a lot of harm” and “Peace Rooms and Mindfulness: New School Discipline Philosophy One Year Later” Heads up: In parts of our discussion today, we […]

Modeling Writing and Vulnerability – Amanda Blaine – “Create Safety by Modeling Vulnerability”

Topic: Modeling Writing and Vulnerability Lead: Molly Sprayregen Resources: “Create Safety by Modeling Vulnerability” and “Becoming Your Own Expert—Teachers as Writers” Many of us on staff at 826CHI are not in programming, but everyday, all of us are, in various ways, communicating the significance of what we do here and promoting the importance of asking students […]

Deficit Mindsets and Biases – Sarah Michaels – “Deja Vu All Over Again: What’s Wrong With Hart & Risley and a ‘Linguistic Deficit’ Framework in Early Childhood Education?”

Topic: The 30 Million Word Gap, deficit mindsets, interpreting data, research biases Lead: Sarah Kokernot Resources: Deja Vu All Over Again and Questioning Payne Led by our Programs Manager, Sarah, the main article we read for this dialogue critiqued a widely-cited and highly influential sociological study on the “word gap” which is said to occur between […]