Let's Talk About It
Addressing issues of race and equity @MelrosePS
Please preview the resources and decide as a family which meet the needs of your context and your child. We hope you can find below a resource as an entry point to help you and your family during these times.
Talking to Kids About Race
"We cannot wait to talk about it with our children, because segregation is so deep that if we just wait, it will never come up." This does not mean that we have to show them the news and or videos, but we can be clear about our support for anti-racist movements and help them understand the systemic issues at play. Head here to read the full article.
10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race
This resource is designed to help parents of all backgrounds talk to and
guide their children about race early and often by lifting up age-appropriate activities
that can be incorporated easily into your daily life. We hope these tips provide some
much needed support for families committed to building tolerance, racial equity, and a
social culture where all kids and families can thrive!
The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, also recently co-authored a book for young people on fighting racism: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.
Mindfulness & Reilience
Mindfulness of Injustice by Mindful Schools
Books to Read Together
Recommended Books for Adults
National Museum of African American History and Culture releases “Talking About Race” Web to help people explore issues of race, racism and racial identity.
Movies, TV, and books can be powerful teaching tools when it comes to helping kids understand race, racism, and a history of racial oppression.
It starts with checking in on yourself, and then listening deeply.
Melrose Public Schools
- Margaret Adams, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, email@example.com
- Erin Hogan, Instructional Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jill Tully, Instructional Coach, email@example.com
- Jessica Patti, Social Emotional Learning Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melanie Acevedo, Digital Learning Teacher/Personalized Learning Specialist, email@example.com
- Josh Cristiano, Grades 6-12 Academic Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org
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