Engaging New Teachers

From workshops to symposia to lectures, MINTS offers a variety of events to engage new teachers in a supportive atmosphere.

New! 2020 Fall Diversity Series
This year, we are excited to offer a four-part diversity series!  Workshops in this series will occur in September, October, November, and December.

Upcoming MINTS Events

November 10, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Becoming a Culturally Proficient and Anti-Oppressive School: Part 2 (Case Studies Focus)”

    In this workshop, we are continuing the conversation about how schools can become culturally humble and anti-oppressive. Using the equity literacy framework, the guiding principles of cultural proficiency, and Teaching for Tolerance’s Speak Up at School model, we will work through some case studies to help us understand and better respond to situations in an unbiased manner. Participants will be able to share situations they have encountered at their schools and gain guidance on handling those situations.

    Keywords: Cultural Humility, Anti-Oppressive Schools, Culturally Responsive Education

    This workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 10 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Zoom. This workshop will be facilitated Dr. Shannon Butler-Mokoro, MSW, Ph.D.

    Space is limited. RSVP today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 3:30pm to 5:30pm

December 15, 2020

Past Events 

October 20, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Safe Zone for Your Classroom”

    The Safe Zone Project is a comprehensive training curriculum used across campuses nationwide to provide opportunities for people to discuss and explore topics around gender and sexuality in a non-judgmental and educational environment. With this reputable/respected outline in mind, Safe Zones for your Classroom was developed to support Pre-K – 12 educational professionals to heighten awareness, offer support, and demonstrate respect for the diverse population of families and students in their communities.

    Keywords: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Justice, LGBTQIA+

    This workshop will take place on Tuesday, October 20 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Zoom. This workshop will be facilitated by Diane Harrises, M.Ed, and Kayla Page, MSW. 

    Space is limited. RSVP today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 3:30pm to 5:30pm

September 29, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “How To Design New Units to Cultivate the Genius of All Students”

    Description: What can we do to engage all students at a time when the way we “do school” is in flux? We create engaging units that center students’ identities and promote criticality and justice. In this one hour interactive workshop, we’ll talk about how to create units grounded in an equity framework, center research-based practices in our unit design, and simplify the unit creation process so it’s replicable and sustainable. Participants will leave this workshop with a solid outline for a new unit idea!

    Keywords: Criticality, Justice, Equity

    This workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 29 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Zoom. This workshop will be facilitated Dr. Lindsay Lyons, Educational Consultant.

    Space is limited. RSVP today! The Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop.

    • Location
    • Zoom
    • Time
    • 3:30pm to 4:30pm

May 7, 2020

  • Canceled: MINTS Workshop: “Best Practices for Positive Behavior Supports”

    Whether an educator has one, six, twenty-six or more students in front of them, there can be no teaching or learning happening if there are interfering or challenging behaviors present.  This workshop will explore the basic principles of behavior, the function of behavior (why does it happen) and then offer strategies to reduce the unexpected behaviors while increasing the expected behaviors. 

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall 107
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

March 24, 2020

  • Canceled: MINTS Workshop: “Advocating for English Language Learners”

    What does it mean to advocate for English learners? Why is this type of advocacy important? How can you advocate for the ELs in your classroom and school? In this interactive workshop, these questions (and more) will be discussed. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own practice and create practical next steps to increase their advocacy actions in their teaching contexts.

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall 126
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

February 12, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Understanding Unconscious Bias”

    In this workshop, participants will be exposed to the following four points: (1) Understand the neurobiological and sociological aspects of implicit bias; (2) How social stereotypes are created, circulated, and remain entrenched; (3) Impact of implicit bias in the classroom; and (4) Strategies to mitigate implicit bias.

    • Location
    • Cascia Hall
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

January 23, 2020

  • MINTS Workshop: “Stress and Anxiety Management for Students and Families”

    Participants will identify and recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety often seen in students and families. Participants will explore, discuss, and participate in the application of stress management techniques and healthy coping strategies for all, in and out of the classroom.”

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall Room 107
    • Time
    • 4:00pm to 6:00pm

December 12, 2019

November 7, 2019

  • MINTS Inclusive Classroom Workshop: Mindfulness for Educators

    Come learn about living in the present moment! Research finds that educators who practice mindfulness have demonstrated reduced stress and burnout, reported greater efficacy in doing their jobs, and had more emotionally supportive and better-organized classrooms.

    • Location
    • Crowe Hall Room 107
    • Time
    • 4:30pm to 6:30pm

October 17, 2019

September 19, 2019