Dismantling Bias and Rethinking Curriculum with Sheldon Eakins | The LP: EP 18

January 25, 2024


In the education profession, equity work can get deeply deferred or get really messy, really fast. This is because it can reveal so much about professional and personal beliefs that are consequential to our students receiving grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful instruction. And these problematic perceptions can be emboldened by policies. I got a chance to talk with Sheldon Eakins about his book Leading Equity: Becoming an Advocate for All Students. Join us as we discuss the bold, graceful, and practical ways equity can be cultivated in schools.

Key Takeaways

  • Educators need to be aware of and reflect on their own implicit biases, as these can negatively impact instruction if left unaddressed.
  • Involving students in curriculum planning and ensuring content is relevant to their lives is important for engagement.
  • Features of a socially just school include cooperative learning, staff diversity that reflects the student population, and inclusion of diverse perspectives in daily curriculum.