OSPI – SEL Resources Dismantling Institutional Racism

Let Social Emotional Learning] (SEL) Focus our Work for Dismantling Institutional Racism – OSPI

Understanding Institutional Racism (social awareness) can lead to us challenging our own Implicit Biases (self-awareness).

STANDARD 1 – SELF-AWARENESS – Individual has the ability to identify their emotions, personal assets, areas for growth, and potential external resources and supports.

STANDARD 4 – SOCIAL AWARENESS – Individual has the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Many white educators (myself included) may need to ‘unpack’ our own privilege  before this difficult work can begin. White Fragility might be a good starting point.

Specific SEL Equity articles:

SEL and Equity

-CASEL: A Cultural Analysis of SEL

Anti-Bias Education: The Power of SEL

Talking about Race with Students

Acknowledge what has happened. Acknowledge this is hard. Show that you care, and tell our youth you are here for them. Be patient and understanding.

Hold space for youth to reflect and to share how they feel.  Remember not to take symptoms of trauma (anger, withdrawal, distance, irritability) personally.

Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race : Resource Roundup

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom

Avoiding Racial Equity Detours

Don’t Say Nothing

-(shared from Chicago Public Schools and OSPI leaders)

More Resources:

-Meet Leo Rodgers, audacious cyclist of color

-King County Play Equity Coalition response

-A Decade Of Watching Black People Die by NPR

Black Lives Matter @ School Resource guide