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Becoming Anti-Racist English Teachers: Taking Action Steps

August 13, 2020

How can middle and high school English Language Arts (ELA) teachers work towards becoming anti-racist educators? Michelle Falter, Chandra Alston, and Crystal Chen Lee, former English teachers and current ELA teacher educators at North Carolina State University, share actionable steps and curated resources that work particularly well for middle and high school ELA teachers.


About Our Guests



  • Michelle Falter is a former middle and high school English teacher and a Red Clay Writing Project (Athens, GA) teacher-consultant. Michelle co-edited the book Teaching Outside the Box but Inside the Standards with Bob Fecho, Xiaoli Hong, and fellow RCWP teacher-consultants, which was published with NWP and Teachers College Press. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English education at North Carolina State University.

  • Chandra Alston is a former high school English teacher. Currently, she is an assistant professor of Literacy, Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation focusing specifically on writing instruction at North Carolina State University.

  • Crystal Chen Lee is a former high school English teacher. Currently, she is an assistant professor of English education and director of The Literacy and Community Initiative at North Carolina State University.