OPS - Innocent Classroom 1

OPS - Innocent Classroom 1

Fall Cohort
(1 Immersion Session* and 4 Evening Sessions)

*Attendance at the Immersion Session is required in order to continue with the cohort

Immersion: Monday, September 20, 2021 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Online
Evening Sessions: Mondays, October 4, November 8, November 29, and December 13, 2021 | 4:30–6:00 p.m. | Online

Stipend: $250



Enabling Joy also requires us to address the social-emotional needs of our students through thoughtful school-wide systems that take note of each and every child.

The Innocent Classroom is a child-specific response to diverse classrooms, helping educators to identify and nurture the social-emotional needs of each and every child. It is a relationship building process that prepares educators to identify and positively engage each child’s essential motivation, their good. It undermines the negative impact that stereotype threat and implicit racial bias have on teacher-child relationships in the classroom.

Authentic relationships between child and teacher, based on each child’s good, become the foundation for increased joy in education spaces, increased classroom engagement and academic performance, decreased disciplinary incidents and improved job satisfaction for educators.

Workshops and Training for Educators

This is an intensive, multi-session professional development for all staff. Through real-world examples and hands-on action these workshops provide context and practical strategies for building relationships with each and every child, especially children of color and other marginalized children. Educators participate in a Constructing the Innocent Classroom workshop series. At the conclusion of this workshop series each educator will develop a plan for sustaining their practice in subsequent years.