Sun, Oct 10|
40-Min. Virtual Class on Sundays
PSV: Stamped for Kids (Racism, Anti-Racism & You) Book Study (6th-8th Grade)
In this 4-week virtual course, students will have the chance to learn about how racism affects our everyday life (critical race theory) and how we can be anti-racists. 35-40 min class. Classes: Oct 10 - Nov. 4 (skips Oct. 31). Scroll down for more information.
Time & Location
Oct 10, 2021, 5:00 PM PDT – Nov 07, 2021, 5:40 PM PST
40-Min. Virtual Class on Sundays
About The Event
From the synopsis of this book
Adapted from the groundbreaking bestseller Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, this book takes readers on a journey from present to past and back again. Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism. Along the way, they’ll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.
Students need a copy of their own book for this class & need to have read chapters 1-6 before the first class.
This class is structured to promote engagement, curiosity, and creative thinking among learners. We will use slides, videos, discussions, and games to interact with our learners.
The instructors teaching style is very laid back, but she also like to encourage learners to participate. Here is the typical class structure: 15 minutes reviewing homework and catching up with students to build community and 30 minutes for lectures, stories, discussions, and videos on the topic not to exceed 5 minutes of class time.
We do a lot of discussions in classes. Oral discussion is a research backed way to help students build comprehension skills as well as develop and helping to retain information. The instructor asks a lot of questions and may call on students to help build rapport and confidence. They are encouraged to participate.
Rules of Engagement
During class we will establish or review ground rules for respectful discussion of political dialogue in class. We emphasize that the goal of the work in this lesson is to increase understanding and that hateful or derogatory speech of any sort is not acceptable. We remind students that a piece of art does not owe readers consideration of every perspective; its responsibility is to present its perspective. Readers, however, can and should bring multiple perspectives to interpreting the work as long as their perspectives are grounded in facts and are presented respectfully.
We will go over homework during class time and will not check it outside or respond during outside of class hours. Please upload it to the classroom before your class start time so we can view it together as a class.
Note: Cameras required to be turned on. PSV Cost: $25/student (normally $60).
About the Class Instructor: Iman Alleyne -- I currently teach students throughout grades Preschool to 5th including students who have special needs. Over the past 4 years I started a Waldorf, Reggio, and Montessori inspired nature based program for kids under the age of 5 and have also started homeschool programs for kids over 5 years old called Kind Academy. I have homeschooled my own 3 children ages 4, 6, and 9 years old over the past few years as well. I recently co-authored a book called African Americans: Why We Homeschool and How To Homeschool in Florida. I love helping families transition to homeschooling so they can feel confident in their abilities as a homeschool parent. You can see more about what our organization does at www.kindacademy.org. I earned my Master's in School Counseling and my Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Education. My educational philosophy is one of using project based learning as well as place based education to enhance learning across subject matters. I am a strong believer in children having choice and voice in how they learn and encourage self-directed learning among my students. I like to motivate my students using goal setting and playing educational games to keep learning fresh and fun.
I am certified in the following: School Counseling K-12, Special Education K-12, Elementary Education K-6 and was required to take classes on cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and African-American History while receiving my Master's so that I could teach students of marginalized groups.
My favorite hobby is riding a scooter around my neighborhood with my 3 boys! I am sure I look kind of silly riding around, but it is so much fun to feel the wind as I zoom by! I am also an avid Tik Tok Teacher! I absolutely love to dance and love teaching dance to students. It is such a great way to bond with them and build relationships.