The Observer Effect: Mitigating Bias in Scientific Observation
1.5 CPDs, Run Time 39:38
Scientific observation is at the heart of the Montessori method, but we as human beings observe through the lens of our own experiences and beliefs. Unmitigated, that lens can cause us to take actions and develop perspectives that are misaligned to the needs of our students and communities. This presentation will delve into what that means, and how we can work within that framework to serve all the children in our care.
Allison Jones is a primary- and elementary- trained Montessorian with 20 years of experience, including teaching, coaching, special education, school administration, bilingual Montessori, and DEI in school settings. She holds an M.Ed. from Loyola University. Her passion is ensuring that Montessori is implemented in a way that serves all children and is rooted in each child's identity and community.