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Tanya Batt presenting “Storytelling in the Preschool Classroom” at the TAIP 2018 Fall Annual Conference at Summerhill International Preschool.

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TAIP Online Workshop

Presented By: Kinota Braithwaite

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Eligibility: This free workshop is limited to TAIP Member Schools, Organizations, and Individual Members.

Battling Racism and Bullying Through Books

In this workshop, Kinota shares the story of his daughter who experienced racial bullying at her Japanese elementary school because of her skin color.

Throughout the workshop, Kinota shares a universal message that all children are beautiful regardless of their skin color, and he helps us think about how we can educate our students and promote acceptance.

Takeaways from this workshop include:

  • Encouraging adults to help children to take purposeful steps toward anti-racism
  • Build a shared understanding of concepts related to race, racism, and anti-racism
  • Provide strategies to sustain anti-racist practices when responding to racist events
  • Reading of Kinota's Sakura Medal Nominee book Mio The Beautiful
  • Sharing of Kinota's anti-racism resources (lesson+unit plans) for teachers

The workshop is followed by a Q&A time in which participants are welcome to ask questions as well as share their own stories.

About the Presenter

Kinota Braithwaite is African Canadian now living in Fujisawa, Japan. He is an anti-bullying/anti-racism activist, speaker, and writer. He's also a licensed elementary Montessori Teacher.

To date, he's written three books, Mio the Beautiful, Kei the True Friend, and Mio's Wish. All three highlight the bullying and racism biracial children experience in Japan.

Visit Kinota's website www.learnwithkinota.com

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Ohana International School
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Children want us to tell them the truth, when they ask questions. If we just stick with the facts, and say things as they are, this will avoid any issues of mistrust or further questioning. Children can sense when we are honest or not. Tell them the facts. Leave out the emotions. PEACE TO UKRAINE.

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Please welcome TAIP Satelitte Member, OIST Tedako Child Development Center!

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St Alban's Nursery is seeking a Nursery Director to take over its operations from Sep. 2022, ideally starting in April to prepare the way for a smooth leadership transition.

Please see linked church newsletter or contact Executive Director Roslyn Hayman at rehip@aol.com, for more information.

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Please welcome our newest TAIP Member, Ecole Internationale Franco-Japonaise 東京日仏国際学園!

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New TAIP Member: No Borders International Schools
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