Join REL West and the San Francisco Coalition for Essential Small Schools for a 2-part webinar series on how educators can engage in a transformation process to reduce the psychological harm that microaggressions—the manifestations of attitudes and stereotypes that unconsciously affect peoples’ perceptions, actions, and decisions — can have on school culture and students’ overall education experience and achievement.
Attendees will learn about the research showing links between school climate, microaggressions, and student learning, and participate in rich discussions about a 4-part transformational process for recognizing and taking important steps to reduce the conditions that lead to microaggressions and harmful school culture.
Webinar attendees will:
- Deepen their knowledge of school climate and culture and the effects of implicit bias and microaggressions;
- Explore a framework for transformation to address underlying causes and conditions that can negatively impact students’ psychological well-being and sense of social belonging; and
- Learn about specific tools and strategies for implementing school climate transformation.
Webinar 2 will revisit research that supports this transformational process and provide in-depth discussion on parts 3 and 4 of the process: 3) working together to replace harmful microaggressions with positive and inclusive school practices; and 4) fostering conditions and relationships to fundamentally shift school culture. Presenters will invite participants to reflect on their own experiences and those of their students and address the continuous and cyclical nature of the transformation process.