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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | October

In this months after show you’ll hear directly from Ashley and Emily as they discuss what inspired the film and how education helped (and sometimes didn’t help) support Ashley throughout her experience. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to get advice directly from Ashley herself about how you can show up for your own students who may be living in similar circumstances. We hope you’ll listen carefully and learn from the wisdom that Ashley and Emily so generously and honestly offer in this conversation.

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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | September

Welcome to September’s Back-to-School Special edition of Watch Club! We have highlighted memorable moments from previous Watch Club after shows and shared tips to help you bring documentaries into your classrooms this year.

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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | August

This month, our featured film Pier Kids, reminds us to be conscious of what systems and structures are easy for us to ignore in our daily lives, and how a conditioned blindness to harmful aspects of society can limit our capacity to recognize beauty and brilliance in equal measure. 

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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | July

In his 1963 address, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin spoke of the responsibilities that educators have in intervening in the world in order to change the world. He said, “The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it - at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change.” What do we do, teachers, when people with power weaponize myths and legislation to defend white supremacist ideas and structures? ...

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POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | June

For June we featured POV's documentary, Memories of a Penitent Heart. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel's partner decades later, the film — both a love story and a tribute — offers a cautionary tale of how faith can be used and abused in times of crisis.

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Focusing on Young Learners

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next week we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into ways to integrate media to guide young learners in developmentally appropriate, anti-racist learning. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

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Amplify Student Voice

Welcome back to PBS TeachersLounge Pocket PD! Today, we are going to continue delving into educating ourselves on anti-racist teaching and how these tools and practices to change and shape the minds and lives of learners. We will be focusing on the real impact of the approach used when initiating these conversations and providing information can have on students.

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Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next two weeks we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into the importance of media and the media brought into the classroom. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

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Deepening Understanding of Race and Racism

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next two weeks we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into the concept of anti-racism and what it looks like in the lives of our learners. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

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