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S7 Episode 4 - Embracing Learning & Thinking Differences with Dr. Andrew Kahn

Inclusion School Podcast

Release Date: 03/05/2023

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Simone and Julie close out Season 7 of the Inclusion School Podcast with the co-founders of Candidly Connecting, Veronica Appleton & Khalilah Lyons.  Veronica and Khalilah founded Candidly Connecting with the mission to create inclusivity at the playgrounds.  They have a goal of empowering 1 million essential adults with this mission by 2027.   They share how they came together for this mission and some of the ways you as an adult in a child's life can build community and have conversations that will help to build infrastructure for the future.  It is important to...

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Join Julie & Simone for an inspiring conversation with Black History Application Specialist, Ernest Crim III.  Ernest uses Black History to empower and educate families.  He shares stories about the people who inspired him to take the path he is taking and small steps we can take to learn Black History all year long.   Some of the books that Ernest recommends are:  "Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race" by Beverly Daniel Tatum "More Than Peach" by Bellen Woodard and fanny Liem "My Grandmother's Hands:...

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In this episode, Julie & Simone welcome author and memoirist, Nefertiti Austin to the Inclusion School podcast.  Nefertiti's critically acclaimed book, "Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender and Parenting in America", addresses the lack of diverse voices in motherhood.   She talks with Julie & Simone about the experiences that led her to write her book and shares her thoughts and advice about raising her children as a black Mom of black adopted children. Don't miss this inspiring and honest episode. You can find Nefertiti's book wherever you purchase your books and you...

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Back by popular demand, this week Simone & Julie get "real" with one of their Real Talk episodes.  They delve into some of the hot diversity topics in education today including book banning and CRT. They share thoughts on opportunities to educate yourself and ways to talk with younger children about tough topics, meeting them where they are in their learning and understanding. Share your feedback and thoughts for more topics you would like to hear about with Simone and Julie by emailing them @   Listen to this and other episodes at  . Grab resources mentioned in the show...

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In celebration of Women's History Month, Simone and Julie welcome children's book author, Eve Nadel Catarevas to the podcast. Eve writes picture book biographies about little-known women in history whose stories are not often told.  She shares how she discovers these stories of forgotten figures in history and brings them to life for children.  They are fascinating stories about amazing women! You can learn more about Eve and her books on her website: Listen to the entire podcast at   To reach us, email    Grab resources mentioned in the show at   

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Julie and Simone are delighted to welcome the Associate Director, Behavior Change & Expertise at Understood.org, Dr. Andrew Kahn, to the Inclusion School Podcast.  Dr. Kahn is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with individuals who think and learn differently. In his role at Understood.org, Dr. Kahn focuses on ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, general learning and behavioral challenges, and learning and social-emotional functioning.  He shares his personal story of growing up with ADHD and experiencing a disconnect with his education. Dr. Kahn discusses tools for...

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Julie & Simone are excited to welcome teacher and children's book author, Ana Siqueira to the Inclusion School Podcast.  Ana is also the co-founder of #LatinxPitch on Twitter for Latinx writers and illustrators to showcase the voices, stories, and diversity of Latinx kidlit creators.  Ana discusses her books and the need for more representation in books for all kids.  Kids need to see themselves in books.  She shares tips for parents to read and discuss books with diverse characters.   You can connect with Ana and learn about her books at Listen to the entire...

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Simone and Julie welcome Farzana Nayani to the podcast. Farzana is a recognized DEI coach and keynote speaker who was raised in a multifaith, multiracial, and multicultural family. She talks about raising multiracial children and finding pride in who you are.  She shares her own stories of the different dimensions of multicultural and multiracial families along with the teachable moments that arise.   You can connect with Farzana through her website or on Facebook and LinkedIn.  And on Instagram @multiracialmatters. Listen to the entire podcast at   To reach us, email...

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Tiffany Johnson-Harwick joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week as we launch Season 7,  sharing her story of her shift from the corporate world to Education. She is dual certified in special and general education and is a behavioral specialist. She talks of her experiences as a child in the 90's growing up experiencing  racism and her desire to fix things and be a problem solver. Tiffany encourages parents and caregivers to seek out ways to talk to children about difficult subjects. Her goal is to continue to normalize and intertwine accessibility, inclusion, equity, diversity...

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Join Simone and Julie as they wrap up this Season with a look back at the episodes and guests and all the valuable lessons learned. Learn about their favorite episodes and what they are looking forward to including in the Inclusion School Podcast in 2023.  The podcast will be returning in 2023 with more great episodes. Until then, enjoy some of the past episodes and let us know what you would like to hear about next season.  Thank you for your support. Listen to the entire podcast at   To reach us, email   Grab resources mentioned in the show at  

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Julie and Simone are delighted to welcome the Associate Director, Behavior Change & Expertise at Understood.org, Dr. Andrew Kahn, to the Inclusion School Podcast.  Dr. Kahn is a licensed psychologist specializing in working with individuals who think and learn differently. In his role at Understood.org, Dr. Kahn focuses on ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, general learning and behavioral challenges, and learning and social-emotional functioning.  He shares his personal story of growing up with ADHD and experiencing a disconnect with his education. Dr. Kahn discusses tools for parents to utilize for conversations with their neurodiverse children and to help them understand their child in the context of the real world. 

You can connect with Dr. Kahn at Understood.org, a non-profit organization that provides resources and support so that people who learn and think differently can thrive.

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