American Schools Get Hate Speech Wrong
Teachers have been refining their curricula to improve student outcomes by emphasizing science and math. This is valuable work because it addresses important deficits in U.S. education. But it stops
Watch our Webinar on Schools’ role in preventing hate and violence
Educators and Educational Staff have a vital role to play in preventing hate, violence, and disconnection in our students. By visiting schools across the U.S, we have seen that a
Vik Joshi and the Launch of Reimagine Resilience
Reimagine Resilience is an online professional development program designed for educators and educational staff in the U.S with the aim of building resilience to othering, disconnection, and narratives of hate. The
To Help Teachers and Students Prevent Violent Extremism, Department of Homeland Security Awards Grant for Innovation to TC’s Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
The nearly $750,000 grant will expand existing training of teachers to students in ways that can help prevent alienation and future unrest. Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess’s groundbreaking research received another giant
How Do You Write the Story of Your Future, When Every Day Might Be Your Last?
Amra talks about how educators can build resilience to hate in a divided America in this EdWeek opinion piece. “Whatever makes a child seem like an outsider, whether it is
What To Do If You Suspect Your Teen Is Getting Radicalized Online
Read about Amra’s thoughts in Huffpost on what parents and educators should be looking for in teens when suspecting possible radicalization and seeing a change in individual behavior.
To prevent racist extremism, parents must engage teens, experts say
In this article, Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, talks about her insights into the Buffalo mass shooting and the road to radicalization which begins with “educational displacement,” a moment or transition where
Conversation with a Bosnian Genocide Survivor
Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess is a Survivor of the Bosnian Genocide. She grew up in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After surviving ethnic cleansing and more than 1,100 days under the Serbs’
Dr. Amra Sabic El-Rayess’ podcast episode on the “Pure to Pieces” Podcast with Morgan McGill
In this podcast, Dr. Amra Sabic El-Rayess explains what it was like growing up in Bosnia & Herzegovina during the Bosnian Genocide. She talks about the courses she offers at
NEA President, Becky Pringle, spotlights Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess’ memoir “The Cat I Never Named.”
NEA’s President, Becky Pringle, wrote a column in the NEA Today magazine January issue highlighting her experience of reading Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess’ memoir. She writes: I first heard Professor Amra Sabic-El-Rayess speak at last
International Transformative Learning Conference (ITLC) 2022
The Reimagine Resilience Team will be presenting an experiential session at the International Transformative Learning Conference (ITLC) 2022. The paper that will accompany this work, entitled “Transformative Pedagogy and Radicalization:
Homeland Security Grant for TC’s Amra Sabic-El-Rayess Focuses on Deescalating Extremism Through Education
Visit the Teachers College, Columbia University website for more details.