Interested in this video?

Join the Childhood Potential Club
to watch our exclusive videos

We Can’t Go Back – Microaggressions and Antiracist Practices in the Montessori Classroom

Dr. Cindy Acker

Description

Montessorians are learning the importance of deepening our practice with knowledge of a culturally changing world. Teachers and school leaders will learn how to put into practice the courageous work of changing race as a social construct in the classroom, examining our curriculum and materials, and how children and staff are affected by micro, unconscious thoughts and practices. Attendees will receive a booklet on social justice terms and beginning race curriculum.

Featuring

Cindy Acker

Dr. Acker serves as principal of The Child Unique/Montessori Elementary Intermediate School of Alameda for 37 years. She holds degrees in education, Human Development and Culture & Spirituality. Cindy graduated from UC Berkeley with a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Cindy has served in public policy, as former VP of the National Child Care Association and policy adviser, representing Montessori schools. Cindy leads the Social Justice Task Force for the International Montessori Council, holding weekly IMC Town Halls on individual and systemic racism. She is a published author and an international keynote speaker, specializing in social justice and racism issues.

Related videos

NEW
Gavin McCormack

How to Align Traditional Classroom With the Montessori Approach?

NEW
Elizabeth Slade

Montessori in Action: Building Resilient Montessori Schools

Mariana Bissonnette

Montessori vs. Conventional Education: How Montessori’s Non-Punitive Method Works & Why We Love It