2014 Teacher Forum
The Moral Dilemmas of Teaching: Small Moments That Matter with Anna Richert
We explored the moral dilemmas of teaching with Anna Richert, Mills College Education professor and author of “What Should I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools.”
- How teachers can manage the moral complexity inherent in their everyday practice
- How they can proceed when they have no clear path about what they “should do”
- How they could — in the moment — decide what is in their students’ best interests
Anna Richert is a professor in the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland, CA, where she is the Edward Hohfeld Chair and the faculty director of the Mills Teacher Scholars. Her recent book, “What Should I Do? Confronting Dilemmas of Teaching in Urban Schools,” focuses on how teachers learn to handle the moral dimensions of their challenging work.