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Schooltalk--A Book Study (ERL)

Schooltalk--A Book Study (ERL)

Rethinking what we say about-and to-students every day

Mon, April 12 3:30 PM - Mon, June 21 2021 5:00 PM


  • Carrie Black
  • George Christoph


There is a lot of discussion around "learning loss" and "deficit vs. asset-based language" in the world of education right now. Want to learn how to help the students in your classroom, school, and community thrive? Let's engage in finding out how together! We will spend 9 live sessions engaging in small group discussions and bring to life many of the exercises and reflections you can use to shift your own practice and talk!

Not sure if this is something you're ready to sign up for? Read the featured article from Learning for Justice (previously Teaching Tolerance), called Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About—and to—Students Every Day and then register to join us for this important work!

During each of our live Zoom sessions, we will spend time in both small group and large group discussions, and at each meeting, you will also engage in a scaffolded activity to bring the work of the author to life.

You will need a copy of the book to take part in the book study:

The book review from The New Press:

An essential guide to transforming the quotidian communications that feed inequality in our schools—from the award-winning editor of Everyday Antiracism

“Pollock is a truly gifted writer.” —Michelle Fine, distinguished professor, City University of New York

Words matter. The offhand remark to a student or parent about the community in which she lives; the way groups—based on race, “culture,” and income—are discussed in faculty meetings about test scores and data; the assumptions and communication breakdowns between counselors and teachers that cause kids to fall needlessly through the cracks; or the deflating comment to a young person about his college prospects: all these words have tremendous power. They are, in fact, actions that undermine efforts to maximize the potential and talent of all students, every day.

In this essential guide to bringing equity to schools, Everyday Antiracism editor Mica Pollock offers tools—common scenarios paired with useful exercises, concrete actions, and valuable resources—to help educators match their speech to their values. Everything that is—and isn’t—communicated to and about students has serious implications for their success. Schooltalk will empower those who work with young people to foster the equity that is necessary for our schools and communities to thrive.


  • Mon, April 12 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, April 19 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, April 26 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, May 10 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, May 17 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, May 24 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, June 7 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, June 14 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon, June 21 2021
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: OLAE0282
13.50 Clock Hours $45.50