Teach Me, Teacher

Teach Me, Teacher

#150 Scaffolding Isn’t Spoon-Feeding (Jenn Kleiber pt.2)

February 10, 2020

Hello everyone! Today we are continuing our talk with the fantastic Jenn Kleiber about culturally responsive teaching, but we are diving DEEP into practices, professional learning, and even how to set and manage goals for students to learn and grow.

Jenn Kleiber, is the author of Building a Bridge From “I Can’t” to “I DID!”: Creating Independent Learners Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, and speaks with such authenticity that it's hard not get inspired to work ever harder at what we do after listening to this talk.

Jenn has so much to offer from her experience working with students of all backgrounds, and she enriches our practices in this podcast.

In this talk, we hit on:

* How to not scaffold so much we are spoon-feeding 
* Where to start with planning our teaching
* Why my teaching might look different than yours
* The importance of knowing and respecting our craft as a teacher 
* Why giving everything pre-planned to a new teacher is the wrong thing to do

This is a FANTASTIC talk, and is sure to illuminate some ideas and concepts for you to better serve your students!


This episode is sponsored by Heinemann—the leading publisher of professional books and resources for educators—and their professional book, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed.

Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of students’ lives, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to respond as teachers when these subjects come up at school. You probably have stories of your own about situations or conversations that caught you off guard or made you feel uncomfortable.

Being the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to help them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara provides clear lessons to help teach about important social comprehension concepts.

You can create a socially minded classroom where you explore identity and diversity, build listening skills, understand and address bias, become better informed, and more… first with yourself and your peers, and then with students.
Being the Change is available as a book, ebook, and audiobook. To learn more visit Heinemann.com.