This workshop will address the connection between educator mindset and student achievement gaps. The achievement gap topic has been explored through many lenses, including political, economic, and pedagogical. Despite these sincere efforts, student achievement gaps in American schools are as large as they have ever been. Dr. Muhammad’s theory is that none of these well-intentioned policies or strategies will have a fighting chance in an environment where the educators possess a Superiority or Victim mindset. A Liberation mindset is the key to unlock the potential of our staff and students.
The workshop experience will include examining current constructs and the mistakes of the past. Once we have confronted the mistakes of the past, we will start to examine our current reality and make concrete plans to create a Liberation mindset at our school. We recommend that the school send a diverse group of representatives, which could include teacher leaders, counselors, school administrators, and a district office representative.
- Understand the facts about the American achievement gap and the factors and conditions that create it.
- Recognize the power of educator mindset on professional practice and student performance
- Experience how to assess the current mindset of your school or district
- Create and learn how to apply a comprehensive school plan to transform your school into a Liberation mindset
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“The way our team was able to take the ideas presented, think about what we do, and what we dream about, was very valuable. We were able to walk away with a focused plan to bring back to our campus.”
Jane Neu, teacher, McNeil High School, Austin, Texas
“You really hit home to a multitude of different schools, teachers, and people.”
Chandler Brookshire, Teacher, Mark Twain Elementary, Rolla, Missouri
“It is not often that a conference is structured in such a way that the audience is informed, then engaged, then informed and engaged again.”
Anthony D. Locricchio, dean of student life, Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, Jersey City, New Jersey