How Racism and Ableism Impact Teacher Student Relationships: Developing Culturally Sustaining Relationships in Schools
Building off the work of Teachers College, Columbia University's Racial Literacy Lecture Series, Dean’s Forums feature candid conversations on race, equity & education at the School of Education.
Date & Time:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Registered participants will receive a Zoom link on the day of the Dean's Forum.
"How Racism and Ableism Impact Teacher Student Relationships: Developing Culturally Sustaining Relationships in Schools"
Join us at the November Dean's Forum for an open conversation on developing culturally sustaining relationships. It is widely accepted that relationships are key to student success. “No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship” (Comer, 1995). The presenters recently wrote a chapter (Neilsen Gatti, Odima, & Campbell, in press) that takes a deeper look at relationships, why they matter for students with disabilities, how authentic relationships are pivotal to student success and approaches educators use to develop relationships in culturally sustaining ways and as a force for justice. In this Dean’s Forum, the presenters will provide a summary of the research on teacher-student relationships, how it differs for students with disabilities, how systems of oppression show up in schools and classrooms and impact student outcomes, and finally strategies to develop culturally sustaining relationships in virtual and face-to-face school and classroom communities.