Social Justice In Education - A Q&A on 10/9

Chat with Rick Ayers, Professor of Education at University of San Francisco, about bring social justice into education.

Anybody have strategic tips for combating bullying for productive conflict resolution fir high school kids?

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I am really worried and nervous about our future. The past four years have been so difficult in the classroom due to so many things regarding our jobs. Then, we have this awful political climate...

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There is a conference in Charleston during the summer that is free regarding SJE. Seems awesome!!!

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Rick, what are your thoughts about how counselors and teachers can work collectively to promote justice?

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Rick, how much is this affected by the federal government? Is it mostly the state government that matters?

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Social Justice can be a polarizing topic. I'm curious to hear why you think that could be.

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Hi Rick - in your opinion, why do you think social justice is more of a focus right now than, say 10 years ago?

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Good morning, this is Rick. I am a lifelong teacher, now teacher educator. I myself have more questions than answers, but I hope this conversation is fruitful.

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Rick, thanks for doing this. What are five practical steps I can take to promote social justice in my classroom?

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As a professor, can you please share with us what the latest trends are in social justice scholarship and research? Thanks for doing this :)

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The social justice challenges in education are quite apparent in STEM subjects (student preparedness, achievement, etc). I want to hear from other teachers abt how they manage this.

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Where do you think the line is between a student's success (or lack thereof) being determined by their choices, or the result of systemic forces beyond their control?

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I'm looking to connect with organizations that promote social justice within schools - what are some that stand out to you?

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What are some of the best practices I can incorporate within my classroom to promote social justice? I feel like a lot of my students don't really grasp this issue.

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What is your definition of Social Justice and what is/should be the role of the teacher?

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Mr Ayers i am wondering how an old white man could ever understand the significant discrepancy of social injustice in education regarding black and brown students, teachers when you are the privile

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I hear students make jokes about the occupant of the White House, not in support of him but seemingly trying to get a reaction out of other kids. What’s the best way to shut this down?

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I work towards social justice for all school employees through my union. How can we work with our local school division to create a more equitable work environment (more quickly than legislation)?

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Tips for promoting compassion and tolerance ?

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