Ed Week Blog: Identity Safety Helps Students Thrive

By David B. Cohen on June 19, 2015 10:38 AM

There is no debate that children deserve safe schools where they are valued as people and fully supported as learners. However, not all of the obstacles that undermine the sense of safety are obvious, and without recognizing them, we cannot address them as effectively. In their book Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn, Dorothy M. Steele and Becki Cohn-Vargas provide educators with a better understanding of what identity safety means, why it matters at school, and what teachers can do to ensure that our campuses and classrooms are conducive to learning for every student. (you have to register on Ed Week to view the article http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/road-trips-in-education/2015/06/identity_safety_helps_students.html?qs=identity+safe+classrooms+daterange:2015-06-01..2015-06-30)