'Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?'
Education Week, June 7, 2017
By Dena Simmons
In exploring how teachers can better support students of color, this Education Week article looks to the work of WCW's Dr. Peggy McIntosh on systems of privilege and oppression. McIntosh suggests that reflective statements can help educators become more aware of their privilege, thus preventing or lessening any unintended harm toward their students. Writer Dena Simmons calls on this advice, concluding that teachers can better support students of color in three ways: understand their own unconscious biases; make social and emotional learning more meaningful for students; and build relationships with students, their families, and their communities.