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Anti-Biased, Anti-Racist Practices That Go Beyond the Peace Table

Thursday, March 21 | 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 1: Learning Labs
  • Workshop
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary I
  • Elementary II

What does it mean to build an anti-racist Montessori community? What does developmentally appropriate anti-biased, anti-racist practice look like? How do we truly work toward a more just world and fully embody Maria Montessori’s vision for education for peace? This workshop will offer you an expanded philosophical understanding of social justice work within Montessori Early Childhood and Elementary classroom communities, as well as concrete tools that you can implement into your programs.

Presented by:
Britt Hawthorne, Tiffany Jewell, Amelia Sherwood, Katie Kitchens

Britt Hawthorne is an anti-bias guide, in Houston, TX, and a founding member of Montessori for Social Justice. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I – II).

Tiffany Jewell is a Lower Elementary teacher at Montessori School of Northampton, co-president of the Montessori for Social Justice founding board, and an anti-bias anti-racist educator, curriculum creator, and consultant, all in Northampton, MA. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I).
Amelia Sherwood, MEd, is director of social & emotional learning at Elm City Montessori School, in New Haven, CT, and a founding board member of Montessori for Social Justice.
Katie Kitchens, MEd, is a Montessori specialist at the Austin Independent School District, in Austin, TX, vice president of Montessori for Social Justice, and an AMS Emerging Leaders Fellow (2017 – 18 cohort). AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).