Developing Your Talking Game with Matthew R. Kay

Sep 28
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
This session with Matthew R. Kay, author of Not Light, but Fire: How To Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroomencourages teachers to reflect upon their strengths and weaknesses with communication, specifically as it impacts classroom discussions with students. In it, teachers work through strategies to develop communication skills that are too often thought of as fixed, working together to prepare themselves to lead powerful race conversations. We specifically work with how to enter and exit conversations thoughtfully, manage conflict, develop our conversational flexibility and agility, and determine which situations require which of these skills.