Presentations

Available Presentations

Below is a list of practical, affordable, and engaging presentations and workshops which Dr. Mahmood offers. Additionally, Dr. Mahmood specializes in tailoring these programs to meet your objectives, and/ or creating custom professional development that directly aligns with your school or institution’s objectives.

Culturally Responsive Teaching with SERVE. VERVE. OBSERVE.

Culturally relevant instruction is an incredibly important, but complex discipline, without a clear pathway for those who need help getting started. This presentation will provide an entry way to help educators to begin the work of transforming their teaching with more culturally relevant practices. Walk away from this highly entertaining and interactive session with ready-to-implement ideas on how to supplement your curriculum to reflect the identities of your students, how to transform your instruction to become culturally responsive, and how to build productive relationships with diverse student populations.


Talking About Race, Privilege, and Black Lives Matter With Elementary Students

In this presentation, participants will learn how to address sensitive topics like race and privilege with young students through their curriculum. A framework is presented to help students to identify and reflect on aspects of history or stories which relate to race and privilege. Learn how to present alternate view points to correct misconceptions that lead to Eurocentric teaching and perpetuate systems which lead to White supremacy. Additionally, participants will get tips on how to connect historical injustices to modern day injustices faced by people from marginalized groups. Finally, they will gain ideas on how to speak directly to young students about the Black Lives Matters movement and how to answer tough questions about race and privilege.

Cultural Proficiency: Getting to Know your South Asian Student

In this presentation, participants will build cultural proficiency about South Asian culture, particularly students from India & Pakistan. Participants will learn how to address aspects of their culture which can impact these students in the classroom. Participants will explore religious customs that impact students education. Additionally, participants will get ideas on how to integrate these cultures and histories into their curriculum, and walk away with resources that they can use to enhance their lessons.

Redefining Parent Involvement: Creating Black Parent Networks

In this presentations, participants will learn why popular frameworks of measuring parent involvement often overlook involvement styles of Black families. Particularly, participants will learn about non-dominant cultural forms of parental involvement, often utilized by families from marginalized groups. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to engage Black parents in their school by creating Black parent networks.

Designing Social Justice Lessons

Participants will learn how to create lessons which help students to recognize social injustice. Using the framework provided, educators will be able to guide students in social justice projects while linking their students’ activism to curricular standards. Ideas for projects will be presented for popular curricular topics.

Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive

In this presentation, educators will learn how to transform their online teaching to be more appealing to students from communal cultures. Participants will get tips and tricks on how to change the way they deliver online instruction to increase engagement from students from marginalized groups. Finally, we will review features from online platforms like zoom which can help to make your online teaching more culturally responsive.

Understanding Implicit Bias

This is an introductory presentation to understand implicit bias. Participants will learn where implicit bias comes from and how implicit bias can negatively impact students from marginalized groups in their classroom. Participants will also learn how to confront and challenge their own implicit bias in their classroom, using strategies like self-talk.

Addressing Non-Dominant Cultural Behavior In the Classroom

In this presentation, participants will learn about the non-dominant cultural learning behaviors which can often be mislabeled as deviant behaviors. Additionally, they will learn how to tell the difference between a deviant behavior and a non-dominant cultural learning style. Participants will also learn why it is important to address these behaviors differently than deviant behaviors in the classroom. Finally, participants will walk away with strategies on how to address non-dominant cultural learning behaviors in a way which positively re-engage students into their classrooms.

Clips from the
Serve.Verve.Observe Presentation