Racial Justice Guides for Educators and Families

In an effort to be affirming, reflective, and critical about how to approach and celebrate holidays as school communities, these guides offer curated lists of resources for educators and families that aim to provide inclusive understanding of Thanksgiving and religious holiday celebrations and strategies for supporting all students.

How to Be an Antiracist Educator

Resources that include classroom-appropriate lesson plans, guides on how to have tough conversations with peers and students, and more.

Distance Learning for ELLs: Colorín Colorado Guide

A guide that shares ideas on how to get started with distance learning for English language learners, tools that can increase language production, and lessons learned about communicating with multilingual families during COVID-19.

COVID-19’s Impact on English Learner Students

A commentary that builds from research evidence to provide recommendations for how policy can support EL students and schooling both if schools are physically closed and providing distance education, and once they partially or fully reopen.

Trauma-informed practices

Use the reflection questions and list in this article to inform your district or school’s selection of trauma-informed practices. For example: begin class time with a social ritual; introduce a short “mental stretch” break during class; offer monitored hangout time before class starts; and create small groups that meet socially.

Return to School Roadmap

A roadmap of essential actions to help district and school leaders plan and implement a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school.