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This is Soul Work: Q and A with Dr. Carla Shalaby

November 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is Soul Work Webinar Series:

Teaching for Democracy

The Michigan Council of Teachers of English is pleased to present a Fall Webinar Series. The series will provide K-16 educators with tools to critically evaluate their beliefs, values, and practices and resources to design and enact antiracist pedagogies. All webinars are free and open to the public.


MCTE invites you to join a facilitated Q&A session with Dr. Carla Shalaby (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor) for the second event in the 2020 Fall Webinar Series, “This is Soul Work: Teaching for Democracy” on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. EST.

As the author of Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School, Dr. Shalaby challenges us to consider how we might model and teach for democracy as a fundamental part of our purpose as educators. She calls upon teachers to rethink school discipline and classroom management, contend with the relationship between teaching and the movement to abolish police and prisons, and reframe how we see “troublemakers” in our classrooms.

We invite you to contribute questions you would like to pose to Dr. Shalaby as a part of the registration below.

Dr. Carla Shalaby’s professional and personal commitment is to education as the practice of freedom, and her research centers on cultivating and documenting daily classroom work that protects the dignity of every child and honors young people’s rights to expression, to self-determination, and to full human being. Carla previously served as director of the Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching program at Brown University, and as the director of elementary education at Wellesley College. She started her career as a teacher of grades four and five in her New Jersey hometown. Carla holds a B.A in English from Rutgers College, an M.Ed in Elementary Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and an M.A. and doctoral degree in Culture, Communities, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author of Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom from Young Children at School (New Press, 2017).



This event is free and is open to all educators, but registration is required.

Please register below to receive an email invitation with the link for the event.


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November 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm