1C | Creating the Prepared Social Justice Classroom: Who Are We and What Goes on the Shelves? Identifying Opportunities While Navigating the Perils
(For School Leaders, Teacher Educators, Classroom Teachers)
“So the first thing [one’s] education demands,” said Dr. Montessori, “is the provision of an environment in which [the child] can develop the powers given… it does mean that we have to adjust our minds to doing a work of collaboration with nature, to being obedient to one of her laws, the law which decrees that development comes from environmental experience.”
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Worldwide, the environmental experience has changed for the child and their family – requiring greater responsive attention to social justice in the classroom. In a concrete, Montessori environment, what does this look like, sound like, and feel like? This one-day social-justice-oriented intensive will center on the internal and concrete tools to transform the experience within the Montessori environment into one of deeper understanding, compassion, and empowerment for the world in which we find ourselves. This is a workshop for the courageous – willing to consider the new tasks at hand in the classroom, and how we best prepare students for the life-changing work as peacemakers.