After each school year, do you look forward to summer vacations, travels, hobbies and relaxation to recharge your batteries? As a former classroom teacher, I remember my own need to "get away from it all" and as "far as possible." But not Malia Frutschy from Beverly Hills High School! Malia confesses:
How necessary, or unnecessary, is it to talk about "race" with your students? Do you have the proper resources and approaches to discuss "issues of race" in your classroom? When in your curriculum do you feel the issue of "race" should be broached? And what are the biggest challenges you face as a classroom teacher when talking with your students about "race"?