• Equity is foundational to teaching and learning since every learner is unique in their skills, interests, and readiness to learn. Teaching equity in the classroom begins by knowing each learner. As a teacher, your curiosity about students and attention to them are among the most powerful tools you have to inspire a desire to learn. By creating a caring, trusting relationship between you and your students, teachers can build a sense of community in the classroom setting. When educators know what students need, they can work with them to find the right resources to guide them as they pursue their goals-which is equity in action.

By incorporating equitable classroom practices, your learning environment can become a safe haven for exploring systemic injustices, rather than a place where such issues may be perpetuated inadvertently.