Come create the Math classroom we all needed in our youth!
This workshop for educators of all types will sharpen your anti-racist lens and engage you in anti-racist practices for the Math Classroom. It’s an introduction to what an anti-racist Math classroom could look and feel like. We will racialize what it means to be a “mathematician” and explore ways dominant Math curriculum and pedagogy cause harm to BIPoC students. Grounded in a shared understanding of anti-racist values, we will explore ways to adopt a culturally sustaining approach to Mathematics. We will draw from our own experiences as Math educators, as well as the research of Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, Dr. Zaretta Hammond and Dr. Chris Emdin. The goal is to leave the session inspired, dreaming and ready to start engaging in anti-racist work with the Math geniuses in your community.
Anti-racism and Culturally Sustaining Practices don’t just belong in the humanities. It’s also time for a drastic change in how we teach Math. Come dream with me, learn from our ancestors, and create anti-racist Math classrooms that affirm students of all identities.
Neha Sobti is a Transformative Justice practitioner, anti-racist school leader, scholar and poet. She supports educators in creating school communities grounded in relationships, healing, care, and culturally sustaining practices. She dreams and leads conversations about dismantling systems of racism in schools while supporting you on your journey to adopt anti-racist and transformative practices.
Neha is currently a Doctoral Student at New York University in the Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology. She writes on topics of school discipline and transformative/restorative justice in education.
Xenolearn is a virtual learning hub for diversity, equity and inclusion. From fear to understanding, Xenolearn’s mission is to make the world safer for human differences. We are a nonprofit educational company that offers resources, a podcast, book clubs and classes. Everyone can learn about diversity, equity and inclusion at Xenolearn, and how to put them into practice.
Our services are designed to appeal to the different learning styles: visual (Learning Hub), auditory (The Xenolearn Podcast), reading/writing (Book Club), and kinesthetic (Courses).