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.
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