Teaching Tolerance has posted an article titled PD Cafe, or Professional Development Cafe. Why? “2014-15 was the first school year during which no single racial or ethnic group made up a majority of the student body in our nation’s public schools.”
Recognizing and acknowledging diversity in the classroom just got a little bit easier with these activities. My personal favorite is Creating a Community Action Board. Giving students the opportunity to post articles, illustrations, comics, poems or quotations that capture what’s happening in their homes and neighborhoods, seems so simple, yet I didn’t think of it!
There’s also Reflect and Research, Audit you Classroom, and Put it all Together. The article even gives educators suggestions for self-reflection.
Click here for the PDF version of PD Café.