Nimah Gobir, KQED
When Washington, D.C.-based educator Liz Kleinrock shared the anti-bias/anti-racist(ABAR) work, lessons and books she used in class, she got positive feedback and curious questions from other teachers:
“Can you tell me more about how you did this?”
“What did this lesson look like?”
She sensed that educators had a lot of interest in ABAR work, but felt they lacked the resources to use it in their own classrooms. So, she posted on Instagram asking teachers who wanted to start incorporating ABAR work into their curriculum what was holding them back. She received over 200 responses.
These responses, organized into ten categories, formed the chapters of her new book, “Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community.” She said, “I wanted this book to be really practical, especially thinking about so many teachers out there who keep facing these perceived roadblocks or barriers that are preventing them from engaging and just getting started in this work.”