EDUO 9248: Identifying Microaggressions in the Classroom

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    Identifying Microaggressions in the Classroom – Microaggressions occur daily within the classroom and negatively impact students, students, families, and colleagues. Adults and students alike use microaggressions with peers and colleagues unintentionally. These microaggressions may be based on socioeconomic status, disability, gender, gender expression or identify, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, or religion. This is a true challenge in today’s educational environments. Participants in this course will learn to identify microaggressions, become cognizant of the potential impact and address students, families, and colleagues in a non-biased manner while building community and responding to the microaggressions.

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    Instructor

    Dr. Shawn Watters

    B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University; M. Ed. Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Kent State University; Ed. D. Educational Leadership with a cognate in Special Education and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, Ashland University

    P-12 Schools, 9 years

    Self-contained special education; Higher Education, 20 years

    Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

    Special Education Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

    School Counseling, graduate coursework

    Dr. Watters' professional mission is to "Inspire lifelong learning in others with trust, integrity and joy." 

    Dr. Watters’ personal interests include her family, traveling, reading, cycle class, and supporting others’ growth and aspirations