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10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools

10 Ways Well-Meaning White Teachers Bring Racism Into Our Schools | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
We love teachers – so this author's offering great tips for improving your teaching practice by paying more critical attention to race in our schools. If you've made any of these mistakes, here's what to do instead.
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Coy Mathis' Fight to Change Gender | Culture News | Rolling Stone

Coy Mathis' Fight to Change Gender | Culture News | Rolling Stone | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
By the time Coy Mathis was four years old, he knew one thing was for sure: that he wasn't a boy
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Masks Off - A Challenge to Men

Poem by Jeremy Loveday (www.jeremyloveday.ca) Twitter: @JeremyLoveday Film by Matteus Clement & Mazo Media Learn and take action: Ten things men can do to pr...
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The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood

The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
I've run out of adjectives for this one.
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Wes Anderson’s Worlds by Michael Chabon | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Wes Anderson’s Worlds by Michael Chabon | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
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A description of life coupled with a movie review. 

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To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please sha...
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When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools

When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
Many parents of color send their children to exclusive, predominantly-white schools in an attempt to give their kids a "ticket to upward mobility." But these well-resourced institutions can fall short at nurturing minority students emotionally and...
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Understanding the Complexities of Gender: Sam Killermann at TEDxUofIChicago

Sam Killermann is a comedian and social justice advocate, and the guy behind It's Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments...
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It starts with you | HOME

Reach out to the boys in your life and motivate them to build
healthy equal relationships. Be an inspiring male role model and
help boys create a future where men and women live free from
violence and inequality.
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Sputnik Point of View: Deficit Language in U.S. Education » Sociology Lens

Sputnik Point of View: Deficit Language in U.S. Education » Sociology Lens | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
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Why is all the talk about education negative? 

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The Second-Chance Club - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Second-Chance Club - Students - The Chronicle of Higher Education | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
For students in remedial English at one community college, life hinges on small moments, and breaking points come at every turn.
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Remedial English at CC

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Watch A Lesbian Attack The Word 'Gay'

Watch A Lesbian Attack The Word 'Gay' | UMD Teachable Moments | Scoop.it
This is awesome AND hilarious.
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Why "gay" should not be used pejoratively. 

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