066 | Teaching and Transforming | with Liz Kleinrock

I’m not sure about you, but I know I had a rough time in school. I didn’t fit in or feel like learning was nurtured, and I didn’t learn about being inclusive. There are so many difficult conversations being had between students and teachers nowadays, and I don’t recall that being embraced when I was a student.

My guest today, Liz Kleinrock, is at the forefront of having these types of conversations. She is an anti-bias educator and consultant based in Los Angeles, California, and she is the creator of Teach and Transform. Teach and Transform is a program that serves as a place for conversations on equity and inclusion for kindergarten through twelfth grade students. Liz is absolutely incredible, as you will hear, and today we talk about some big topics such as explaining the concept of consent to her students.

the platform podcast with kelli tennant; kristen hinman, public relations, pr company, marketing, social media marketing, google adwords, advertisement, small business owner, Kristen Hinman is the CEO of Peare Media, a caring mother, and an active champion of ayurvedic health. After over eight years in the PR Industry, Kristen experienced first-hand what it takes to move a personality or brand from unknown to known, and she discovered her superpower: getting people’s unique stories out of them, and then telling those stories in a way that resonates with others.

Today on The Platform...

  • The ease of explaining difficult concepts to children

  • How Liz includes parents in the conversation

  • Explaining peer pressure

  • Journal prompts for her students

  • The language around enslaved people and slaves

  • Welcoming questions + deciding which books to teach from

  • Fostering an environment where students can decide

  • Discussing gender with her students

  • The importance of supporting women


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