These videos and resources for tutors to review throughout the semester. These resources will support your understanding and engagement in our communities, with our young people, and with each other.

Education in America

The Problem We All Live With*: This American Life – Right now, all sorts of people are trying to rethink and reinvent education, to get poor minority kids performing as well as white kids. But there’s one thing nobody tries anymore, despite lots of evidence that it works: desegregation. Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.

The Color of Education, Public School Forum*: Recording of Talk – Nikole Hannah-Jones covers racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and has spent years chronicling the way official policy has created—and maintains—racial segregation in housing and schools.

Education TED Talks*

Cultural Competency

“Cultural competence is the key to thriving in culturally diverse classrooms and schools – and it can be learned, practiced, and institutionalized to better serve diverse students, their families, and their communities. Cultural competence is the ability to successfully teach students who come from a culture or cultures other than our own. It entails developing certain personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivities, understanding certain bodies of cultural knowledge, and mastering a set of skills that, taken together, underlie effective cross-cultural teaching and culturally responsive teaching.

Cultural competence doesn’t occur as a result of a single day of training, or reading a book, or taking a course. Educators become culturally competent over time, but researchers suggest some places to start.”

National Education Association

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset for Mentors*

Perpetuating Stereotypes

The Danger of a Single Story*

Here’s what 8th graders can teach us about perpetuating stereotypes*


Tool: Recognizing Microaggressions and the Messages They Send

Racial Equity

Race – The Power of an Illusion: How the Racial Wealth Gap Was Created*


Durham Maps

Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project

Durham Civil and Human Rights Map: Interactive resource as a tribute to Durham’s history.

Languages of Durham

Webinars & Training Modules*

Complete at least 1 webinar per semester and write about them in your Reflections.

Implicit Bias*: Complete all modules and assessments for your orientation. Training is around 60 minutes. (Required for all tutors.)

Teaching Tolerance Webinars*

    • Once you register for the webinar, you will have access to the resources and a certification once it is complete.
    • Trainings are 20 – 60 minutes.

The Dreamer Resource Center: The Undocumented Stress Cycle *

    • Webinar 1: Understanding the Undocumented Stress Cycle (USC)
    • Webinar 2: Psychological First Aid and Immediate Support for Young People Impacted by Undocumented Status
    • Webinar 3: From Concern to Community: Social Supports to Heal and Promote Self-Determined Lives
    • Webinar 4: Healthy Activism and Long-Term Well-Being: What does it take?

*To count these trainings toward your timesheet/hours, you can fill out this reflection form for each starred* training or online module/video.