Where can I find more of your resources?
I am still transferring resources over to this site. My social studies and reading resources can be found at Read Like A Rock Star.
Are you available for PDs or Teaching Conferences?
Please send all requests and information to ReadLikeaRockStarTeaching@gmail.com
What are your favorite diverse picture books?
Check my IG feed. Also Check out @thetututeacher on IG. Vera has blog posts about diverse books and rates them!
How do you talk to your students/young kids about race and racism?
Picture books and TV shows are a great place to start. Point out who is being represented and who is not. Ask them about their experiences and thoughts. They probably know a lot more than you think they do. Clear up misconceptions they may have. Kids are very honest about how they feel at young ages. This is an opportunity to learn. Thank them for their honesty, even if they express ideas that you don’t agree with and talk to them about why those ideas are acceptable or unacceptable. Talk about the difference between bullying and racism. Teach white kids to stand up against racism and to call it out when they see it. Teach Black kids and kids of color to advocate for themselves against racism.
How do you make your resources?
I use Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher. I use fonts and clipart purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers.