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Guidance for Instructors and TAs

Guidance for Instructors and TAs

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The video above gives an overview of the resource and an introduction to its key concepts surrounding our recommendations for Instructors and TAs.  

CONTENT WARNING: Depending on your lived experiences and identities, some of the content on this site may be troubling, uncomfortable, challenging, and, at times, triggering. Engage mindfully and intentionally when embarking on your exploration of Learning in Colour, and connect with resources if needed.

Note: The information, resources, and suggestions on this page and within Learning in Colour more broadly are derived from literature, previous projects, and our own research study with Black, Indigenous, and racialized students. This content is not the official position of McMaster University, nor has it been endorsed by its administration. 

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  • What is a safer space?
  • How racism occurs in the classroom and how you may be perpetuating it
  • Pedagogical Barriers to Change
  • What is anti-racist education?
  • What can you do?

What is a Safer Space?

Educators have become interested and invested in the notion of classrooms becoming “safer spaces.” Click the button below to learn more.

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How racism occurs in the classroom and how you may be perpetuating it

Instructors may be active contributors to establishing the classroom climate. Click the button below to learn more.

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Pedagogical Barriers to Change

There are educational challenges that can facilitate a lack of safety and perpetuate the central issues we identified. Click the button below to learn more. 

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What is anti-racist education?

Anti-racist education is making explicit, thoughtful, and intentional links between histories of racism imbued within pedagogical practices and classroom spaces. Click the button below to learn more. 

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What can you do?

Anti-racism is a lifelong process that involves constant reflection, self-education, and action on the part of white educators. Click the button below to learn more.

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