In the first in a series of three workshops that will focus on using reflective writing as a means of promoting diversity and inclusion, we will use the NAAEE 2020 conference conversation between Audrey Peterman, Drew Lanham, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil as context—each of these authors and educators uses autobiographical writing to illuminate our connection with the natural world. Each also writes about specific challenges they faced because of their race and background.
In this eeINSPIRE webinar, we will use brief excerpts from the above books as inspiration and take a little time to discuss and write about our personal relationships with nature and specifically look back at our own childhoods. We will then come back together to consider how reflective writing can strengthen our personal lives and professional work. How can reflecting on our personal experiences help us understand how we approach teaching and learning—especially when working with people who have very different backgrounds from our own? We will end with specific options to integrate reflective writing into our lives.
Please bring a notebook or journal to the webinar.
About Naamal De Silva
Naamal works in the areas of inclusion, conservation, and education to solve problems related to vision, strategy, priorities, and changes in direction. She is the founder Mayla, which supports the people who protect nature. Through consulting, events, mentoring, and storytelling, we create threads of connection between people, perspectives, and places.
EENC is an affiliate co-host of the NAAEE monthly webinar series.
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