Resources for Educators

Please check out the links below for articles, podcasts, books, and studies curated for Needham Public Schools educators as well as our families. In addition, in November 2020, the district launched a dedicated website for Staff resources and updates: Diversity Equity & Inclusion


Resources for Educators:

Teachers Must Hold Themselves Accountable for Dismantling Racial Oppression (Ed. Post)

Our Trauma Shall Be Viral No More (

George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery, & Amy Cooper (Trevor Noah)

Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

How Do I Make Sure I’m Not Raising the Next Amy Cooper (CNN)

Avoiding Racial Equity Detours (Ed Change)

Bearing Witness: The Death of George Floyd (Facing History & Ourselves)

Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence (Teaching History)

Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Facing History & Ourselves)

Why We Can’t Afford Whitewashing Social-Emotional Learning (ASCD)

How Educators Can Respond to Charleston (Bright)

Talking To Young Children About Race (Children’s Community School)

Black Youth Rising & Hope and Healing in Urban Education (Ginwright)

Not Light, But Fire (Matthew Kay)

Talking Race with Young Children (NPR and the Sesame Street workshop)

Black parents describe “The Talk” they give to their children about police (

Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study (The Lancet)

We need more white parents to talk to their kids about race. Especially now (The Washington Post)

Resources for Parents and Caregivers:

What do we tell our Children? 

How Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids

How to Talk to Your White Children about George Floyd

Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race

Here's How W. Kamau Bell Talks About Race With His Kids

100 Race-Conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

Article on Raising Race-Conscious Children

4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now

Seeing White Series on Scene On Radio

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race

Talking to Children about Racial Bias

Books for Children:

The Ultimate 2018 List of Diverse Books For Children (Wee Read)

No White Saviors: Kids Books About Black Women in US History (Books For Littles)

Children’s Books By Brilliant Black Women: #OwnVoices Authors & Illustrators (Books for Littles)

Whose Toes Are Those? by Jabari Asim

Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester

Lovely by Jess Hong

Sugarplum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg

Not My Idea by Anastasia Higginbotham


Studies and Articles:

Three-month-olds, but not newborns, prefer own-race faces

Handbook of Race, Racism and the Developing Child

Developmental Psychopathology: Perspectives on Adjustment, Risk, and Disorder

The development of implicit intergroup cognition

How Kids Learn Prejudice

Even Babies Discriminate: A Natureshock Excerpt


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