From Conformity to Community: Critical Classroom Management in an Elementary School

Sofia Corporan & Kristen Kaelin
Community Roots Charter School
Saturday, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm -- Rm. B-266

In this workshop we will investigate the relationship between theories of critical pedagogy and classroom management strategies in an elementary school classroom. For many, there seems to be an inherent contradiction between most classroom management strategies that encourage students to conform to the rules of the classroom, and the theories of critical pedagogy that encourage the oppressed to question authority. We will immerse ourselves in theories of critical pedagogy as they intersect with classroom management. Through discussion and sharing of our practices, participants will connect theory to practice.