Tuitt, F., Haynes, C., & Stewart, S. (2018). Transforming the Classroom at Traditionally White Institutions to Make Black Lives Matter. To Improve the Academy, 37(1), 63-76. doi:10.1002/tia2.20071
This resource is for educational developers to use the material in this resource to equip faculty to transform classrooms in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Their teaching philosophy is influenced by Frank Tuitt, Paulo Freire and bell hooks on inclusive pedagogy, critical consciousness, critical race pedagogy and education as the practice of freedom. This resource highlights teaching strategies on centering Black voices and belonging in traditionally white classrooms. In their seven guiding principles, they discus bringing voiced and lived experiences in classroom curriculum, a need for an intersectional/interdisciplinary lens, active anti-racist action and leadership, creating identity-affirming and socially just learning environments, inhibiting courageous transparency by faculty and their assessment of positionality, and lastly to practice a resilient emotional labor of love, compassion and togetherness through learning.
Keywords: Black Lives Matter, compassionate pedagogy, critical race pedagogy.