***This workshop is part of a Professional Learning Cohort (PLC). You will automatically be registered for PART 2 on 03/22/19. You must attend both sessions.
Whether we are aware of it or not, the classroom management approaches we adopt are a direct reflection of the values we espouse. Too often, these values are shaped by colonized narratives that abound in society at-large and that have embedded themselves within the institution of the school. For the students we teach (especially students of color), this means that they are subjected routinely to punitive approaches that cause lasting and undue harm. In the first installment of this two-part workshop series, participants will engage in discussions and hands-on activities designed help them to do the following:
– Identify the values and philosophies driving our thinking and teaching practice;
– Construct an understanding of what constitutes colonized educational practices;
– Reflect on experiences with race and racism in and out of schooled settings—identifying the connections among these experiences and their current pedagogical practice;
– Explore the 4 I’s of oppression and the connection to colonized practices in school settings; and
– Develop a growing understanding of how to decolonize our thinking and teaching, especially as they pertain to behavioral support.
Presenter: Pam Jones