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Educator/Adult Resources

These resources provide opportunities to expand your own learning and growth as an anti-bias/anti-racist educator. There are tools to assess, reflect upon, and enhance your practice, your classroom environment, and your understanding of the children and families you serve. 

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Educator/Adult Development Reflection Tool

This self-study guide, developed by D. W. Chen, J. Nimmo, & H. Fraser, is a powerful tool to assess and reflect on our own self-awareness, the physical environment, the pedagogical environment, and our relationships with families and the community.

Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years, film

This film, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years (48 minutes), produced by Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo, features vignettes of anti-bias strategies in early childhood classrooms interspersed with teachers reflecting on their practice.

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Tools for Evaluating Classroom Materials and Books

The following tools can be used to reflect on and evaluate your classroom environment and books through an anti-bias lens.

Student and Family Interview/Questionnaire Prompts

This questionnaire is one tool to help us learn more about, better understand, and celebrate your child’s unique and family-rooted ways of being.

Early Childhood Anti-bias/Anti-racist Books

  • Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves – Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards, Catherine M. Goins (2020)
  • Spotlight on Young Children: Equity & Diversity – NAEYC (2020)
  • Each and Every Child: Teaching Preschool with an Equity Lens – NAEYC, S. Friedman & A. Mwenelupembe (2020)
  • Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms – Iruka, Curenton, Durden, & Escayg (2020)
  • Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs – L. Derman-Sparks, D. LeeKeenon, J. Nimmo (2015)
  • No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching – M. Souto-Manning, C. Lugo Llerena, J. Martell, A. Sals Maguire, A. Arce-Boardman (2018)
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