June 4, 2020

Resources to help teachers heal, learn, and listen

Teach for America shares links to help teachers navigate discussions and take care of themselves and their students after witnessing systemic racism and police brutality.

Teachers have an opportunity to discuss issues of racial justice with students of all ages. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Recent events—the protests, racism, and violence—continue to tap into the systemic injustices woven into our nation’s fabric. And with it, also comes the sadness, anger, and fear many educators, students, and communities are feeling. Below are resources to help heal, support educators and students, and guide classroom lessons to help facilitate conversations about race and racial injustice.

Antiracism Resources

Student Support and Resources for Educators

People and Organizations to Follow

Self-Care and Mental Health

Student Mental Health

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NOTE: This document is created to support our communities and teachers in navigating civil unrest, violence, racism, and trauma. It is maintained by Teach For America’s National Teacher Leadership Development team, but as you will see, many of the resources are links to external resources created by external organizations or individuals. The resources linked within have not been fully vetted, and their inclusion is not meant as an endorsement from Teach For America, nor is it meant to replace any guidance you may receive from districts, administrators, or employers.

This article originally appeared on Teach For America’s Story page.

The Teach For America Editorial Team