Teaching While White: Now What?
February 8th, 9-2 pm El Cerrito, CA at the Prospect Sierra School
A workshop for white teachers and administrators who understand that race matters in the classroom, but who still feel uncomfortable talking and engaging with racial topics, especially across racial difference. To better understand our own perspective, we will explore what it means to be “white” and why it matters. We will explore the concept of managing “racial stress” and what to do when we start to feel overwhelmed. We will discuss why being colorblind is not a solution, what language is appropriate to use, how stereotypes influence everyone, and how we can be more conscious of our own biases in the classroom to ensure we are effective teachers for all students. You can register here.
From Ally to Accomplice: Strengthening Our Skills to Act Against Racial Injustice
February 9th, 10-3 pm El Cerrito, CA at the Prospect Sierra School
A workshop for white teachers and administrators who want to increase their understanding of their own racial identity and to expand their strategies for increasing equity in schools. Concepts such as racial microaggressions and aversive racism will be explored in-depth. We will discuss how to engage with white guilt and shame, and practice interrupting racially problematic situations.Participants will leave the workshop with both a better sense of the theory as well as classroom content and pedagogy for challenging racism and creating healthy, engaged classrooms where children and adults can bring all of themselves to their learning and teaching. You can register here.
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