In the second and final session of this workshop series, participants will build on their growing schema for decolonizing school spaces by applying this knowledge to their own classrooms. Moving from small- and whole-group discussions to hands-on project work, teacher-participants will re-imagine their spaces as seen through decolonized lenses. Participants will take a critical eye to their classrooms and ask questions such as:
– Which aspects of the classroom’s physical space reflect an ideological or institutional oppression?
– How might the behavioral support systems I’ve adopted reflect the white gaze in education and how can I begin again with an anti-bias, anti-racist, anti-ableist lens?
– Do my behavioral support systems value students’ voices equally or are some voices marginalized and penalized unfairly?
At the conclusion of this 2nd installment of the workshop series, participants will walk away with a tangible “beginning again” plan for re-imagining key aspects of their classrooms as decolonized spaces with the potential to support their students’ behavioral growth in positive and humanistic ways.
Attendees had to have attended Part 1 on 02/26/19
Presenter: Pam Jones