The Prepared Environment for Equity: A Critical Analysis of Pedagogy, Programs, and Practice - October 2020

6 modules


Course Length
12 hours

Maati Wafford

14 Jul 2020



This course is for school leaders and leadership teams ready to take their next steps in reimagining and sustaining anti-bias, anti-racist Montessori schools.

Participants will form a working group designed to challenge systems of oppression within our classrooms, our adult interactions, our broader school communities, and society at large. We will engage in deep self-reflection while designing action steps to empower children and their school communities to be authentic advocates and risk-taking allies.

The course includes readings, written assignments, and three live sessions:

  • October 14, 7:00-8:30pm ET
  • October 28, 7:00-8:30pm ET
  • November 11, 7:00-8:30pm ET

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About the Instructor

Maati Wafford is committed to promoting identity development and a love of learning. She is a graduate of Fisk and Howard Universities and holds certification at four levels of AMS Montessori training: Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Administrator. Maati is a Masters level social worker with more than ten years of teaching experience. She is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Montessori classroom and instructs adult learners in Anti-Bias teaching practices.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 12 Hour Certificate

Module I: Identity - Power, Privilege, and School Leadership
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Module II: Live Session - Curriculum Violence and the Prepared Environment for Equity

Module III: Interruption - Decolonizing School Policies, Culture, and Family Engagement
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Module IV: Live Session - Equity Lab - School Policies and Equity Detours

Module V : Illumination - Liberatory Consciousness, Administrator Accountability, and Allyship
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Module VI: Live Session - Retooling and Restructuring our World through ABAR-centered Montessori Environments

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