WELCOME TO FAIR in EDUCATION

Fairness, Understanding & Humanity
in the field of K-12 and higher education

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Supporting education that advances fairness, understanding, and humanity

FAIR in Education recognizes the unique and complex challenges faced by K-12 schools and educators. To address these challenges, we offer comprehensive consulting services that promote our compassionate, constructive, and pro-human approach to countering racism and intolerance in school communities. FAIR’s educational services and resources help schools create positive learning communities and encourage a sense of belonging by emphasizing the values of fairness, understanding, and humanity.

We inspire and empower students, teachers, administrators, board members, and families to work together toward a more optimistic future.

FAIRstory Curriculum

Ethnic Studies High School Course
This course exposes students to the histories, experiences, struggles, accomplishments, and contributions of Americans of diverse backgrounds. Students learn to counter racism and intolerance with humanity and compassion.
K-5 Pro-Human Curricular Resources
In development.
Our K-5 lessons and unit plans are based on FAIR’s Learning Standards. Our elementary curricular resources center a literacy-based approach to character strengths and development in order to teach students that we are all unique individuals united by our common humanity.
Lessons, Videos, and Content
For middle and high school students, FAIR’s lessons, units, and videos can stand alone or align with pre-existing units in civics, social studies, and history.

Professional Development

The Pro-Human Classroom
Teachers will learn to assess and improve classroom climate with the pro-human teaching rubric, support student viewpoint diversity, and help students build connections and understanding across cultures.
Building Trust in Communities
This workshop will offer a path to restoring trust and partnership between schools and families. We will review schools’ communication protocols, responsibilities, and bridge-building strategies to re-engage families as partners in the work of educating American children.
FAIR Classical
This training will demonstrate the inclusivity inherent in the classical approach to education and prepare educators to confidently make the case that classical education is for everyone. Teachers will support their students in truthfully acknowledging the problems of the past while celebrating the good, the true, and the beautiful.
FAIR At-Risk Youth
In development.
This workshop will offer an overview of the challenges facing many American children and teens, including homelessness, incarceration, drug abuse, gang involvement, human trafficking, mental health challenges, and more. We will explore strategies to help students grow academically despite the most challenging life circumstances.
FAIR Literacy
In development.
This workshop series helps teachers formulate a pro-human approach to literacy instruction that fits the needs of their students and communities.

Part I: Reading and Literature
The pro-human approach to literature instruction emphasizes the importance of “listening” to authors before engaging critically with texts, considering the historical and cultural context of works of literature, and approaching books with curiosity and open-mindedness.
Part I
FAIR Literacy
In development.
This workshop series helps teachers formulate a pro-human approach to literacy instruction that fits the needs of their students and communities

Part II: Writing
Writing is an act of personal expression and can be felt as a risk, especially in the current “cancel culture.” Teachers will learn to support young writers in engaging with a range of ideas, including those with which they disagree; developing their own positions and voices; and writing with confidence, courage, and compassion.
Part II

Consulting

Help with Policies & Statements
We support the development of constructive policies, guides, and other documents to help establish the foundational values necessary to foster healthy school communities. We also offer comprehensive external reviews of communications materials such as websites, policy statements, school publications, and more.
Pro-Human Conferences
FAIR can partner with K-12 schools to plan and host a customized Pro-Human Conference in order to build school unity and advance values of fairness, understanding, and humanity. Both half-day and full-day programming are available.
High School Clubs
Students will explore and understand different perspectives on complex topics. We aim to encourage students to be open, to seek understanding, and to stand up for their values in a respectful and constructive way. Clubs are fully adaptable based on the interests and needs of a particular school’s students and staff.
School Board Consulting
We support school board members who are publicly engaged within the scope of their elected roles. We provide resources to help board members and individuals involved with school governance communicate to a broad audience on current educational issues as they work to promote humanity, fairness, and understanding.
FAIR in Education Office Hours
We know that parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members are facing a variety of challenges. We offer limited free consultations about our materials and approach. Click here for more information.

Education Networks

Educators Alliance
We bring together educators from K-12 to share experiences and concerns and to develop strategies for supporting teachers, community members, and chapters. We welcome educators and staff from all levels for informal discussions with periodic presentations and workshops. (For Canadian educators, contact [email protected]).
Administrators Alliance
We bring together school leaders and decision makers from K-12 educational institutions, including public, independent, charter, and religious schools. We welcome administrators for discussion, support, and strategy in promoting pro-human values in educational settings.
Higher Education Working Group
We bring together higher education faculty to work on developing resources and projects to advance FAIR’s mission and support students and faculty in colleges and universities. We welcome part-time and full-time faculty from all disciplines.
FAIR in Education Fellowship
The Educational Fellowship consists of a cohort of educators who serve in a volunteer capacity for a two-year period to help shape, promote, and lead our programs and networks. Currently, our fellows are leading a national book club that meets monthly to discuss books that challenge and deepen our sense of fairness, understanding and humanity, while enriching our sense of what it means to be pro-human.
Summer Internship
We host a full-time summer internship program for undergraduate students and recent graduates who show a passion for promoting FAIR’s pro-human values, including curiosity, compassion, and courage, and have excellent communication and leadership skills.
FAIR on Campus
FAIR on Campus gives students an opportunity to bring pro-human values to their college and university settings. Students can make a positive impact on their communities through clubs, speaker series, and other initiatives that promote open-mindedness, inclusive dialogue, and building bridges across differences.
Independent Schools
We provide a community and resources that promote FAIR’s pro-human values for families with children in independent schools. We welcome parents and guardians from independent, charter, secular, and religious schools.

Fellows

David Ferrero

David Ferrero

EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL

Kobi Nelson

EDUCATOR, AUTHOR

Erica Osattin

EDUCATOR

Ian Rowe

EDUCATOR, AUTHOR, ENTREPRENEUR

Tanya Simons

SCHOOL BOARD

Parents

Education Toolkit
Our educational resources, including model letters and policy statements, can help parents introduce and advocate for FAIR’s pro-human approach in their local schools.

Parents are also encouraged to join their local chapter networks as they work toward positive change in schools.
Parent Education Series Workshops
Our parent education workshops provide an overview of the current K-12 educational landscape, summarize key issues interfering with students’ civil rights, and train parents and guardians in effective, pro-human advocacy.
FAIR at School with Daniel Idfresne
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Quay Hanna: A BETTER Way To Talk About Racism In Our Schools

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