Our schools and districts are not immune to racism or the difficulties of diffusing tensions that have escalated at provincial/state, national, and international levels. This training gives insight on how to reach out to students to help create feelings of being valued and respected. Racism is not limited to day-to-day experiences in public or at school. This session provides participants with a deeper understanding of how to create a positive learning environment for all students.

YOU WILL LEARN:

• The three levels of racism
• The positives of discussing racism in our communities
• How to address privilege and promote equity
• Restorative Practice: Implementing a Circle Process in your classroom
• Online trends related to racism and targeted hate
• Important guided questions when unpacking crises within the school

Testimonials

SST’s clear, practical, and research-based approaches are a refreshing change from the ideological lectures that many recent workshops have offered.  Thank you for respecting our time together and delivering quality resources that I can apply to my practice tomorrow.

Heather Counsell, Vice Principal

Heather Counsell, Vice Principal Ottawa Carleton District School Board

I am grateful for the training and support that we have received from Safer Schools Together. They are integral to the work we do in supporting students’ well-being and maintaining a safer learning environment.

Jackie Borosa, Safe School Coordinator

Jackie Borosa, Safe School Coordinator Nisga'a School District

SST has again exceeded my expectations – thoroughly relevant, engaging and leaves me feeling simultaneously challenged to do the hard work and hopeful for the future.  I really appreciate the conciseness of the training and the online availability.

Jennifer Kennedy, Vice Principal

Jennifer Kennedy, Vice Principal SD 47 - Powell River

Thank you for the enlightening webinar. The presenters were engaging and dealt with a difficult topic very well.  Their message was highly relevant, and I appreciated the tools that I could walk away with and implement with my students. Please keep up the good work!

Mercedes Hayduk, Manager: International Student Programs

Mercedes Hayduk, Manager: International Student Programs SD 72 - Campbell River

I really enjoyed participating in this training as it portrayed the different ways in which students are exposed and impacted by racism within an educational environment. I was particularly interested by the ways in which social media can trigger students and why we cannot simply ban a specific app to avoid this. Overall, the presentation was incredibly organized and well-explained; it is evident a lot of time and thought was put into this training seminar and I truly appreciate it! Thank you!

Azita Bagheral, Settlement Worker

Azita Bagheral, Settlement Worker Burnaby School District

I loved the workshop that I attended on the Restorative Response to Racism. It was important for understanding the historical context, comprehending how world events have a direct impact on your community despite being far away, and acquiring ideas to take back to our school district.

Lindsay Fagan, Director of Catholic Education

Lindsay Fagan, Director of Catholic Education Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools

Safer Schools Together truly paint an accurate picture of the challenges our youth need to fight against every day in our schools and online. We have lots of work to do and SST seems to be an amazing resource to contact and a wealth of knowledge. Amazing presentation!

France de la Rochelle, Principal

France de la Rochelle, Principal Wilder Penfield

Your message is one we all need.  I think it is even more important for those of us who don’t have the shared experience of those who experience racism.

Elizabeth Teasdale, Coordinator of Family Schools

Elizabeth Teasdale, Coordinator of Family Schools Strait Regional Centre for Education

Following the training, I feel much more informed about experiences my students might be having and gained practical approaches to dealing with race-based hate. Safer Schools Together shared tools that my students can use, and strategies that I am already implementing in my planning for the year. I will definitely be taking more of their workshops – they are affordable, relevant, and hugely informative.

Gillian Ani, Associate Director of Residential Life

Gillian Ani, Associate Director of Residential Life St. George's School

This was an outstanding training. Everyone who works in a school should take this course!

Sarah Barham, School Resource Officer

Sarah Barham, School Resource Officer Lake in the Hills Police Department

Thank you very much for reminding me that we need to have those uncomfortable conversations with students and staff! I will be using some of the resources from today when students arrive next week.

Stacie Gruntman, Vice Principal

Stacie Gruntman, Vice Principal SD 59 - Peace River South

More Testimonials
More Testimonials