Choice Literacy Big Fresh

Recognizing Bias

Choice Literacy Big Fresh
Recognizing Bias

The focus of this week's Big Fresh is recognizing bias. Gretchen Schroeder joins the podcast.

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Each week Choice Literacy shares the Big Fresh newsletter with a round-up of features around a key topic in literacy education. You can find the January 29, 2021 issue here. 


00:00 Welcome

00:47 Lead Essay

04:49 Classic Classroom Content

0:46 Gretchen Schroeder Interview

32:43 Free for All

34:13 Leaders Lounge Content


Free for All

Culturally Responsive Texts: Katrina Edwards is horrified when a student response reveals cultural gaps in her first-grade classroom library. She researches possibilities for expanding the diversity of texts, and shares an annotated bibliography linking different cultures and curricular possibilities. This feature was first published in 2016, yet the ideas and inspiration are still relevant today.

Whose Point of View Matters? Considering Multiple Perspectives: When it comes to including and understanding others, it may be hardest to empathize with those who disrupt or bully others. Tammy Mulligan shares her four favorite mentor texts for opening discussions to understand the humanity within all of us. The article was first published in 2019.

Listen to 1619, a podcast from the New York Times, an audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling. Tara Barnett and Kate Mills reference Episode 5 in their article “Recognizing Bias.”

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