Inclusion School Podcast
A show designed for parents, educators, and caregivers on how to have tough conversations around inclusion with their children. Hosts are Simone Morris and Julie Kratz.
info_outline S3 Episode 14 - How To Empower Children To Share Their Stories 04/18/2021
S3 Episode 14 - How To Empower Children To Share Their Stories Children's Book Author, Kathleen Blasi joins Julie and Simone on this week's episode of Inclusion School Podcast. She talks about the power educators have in validating ideas that children have. She shares how she leverages writing workshops to empower children to share their stories. In addition, she provides tips to instill confidence and pride in kids interested in writing.
info_outline S3 Episode 13 - How to Talk About Privilege 04/11/2021
S3 Episode 13 - How to Talk About Privilege Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert and CEO of Equality Institute, Bernadette Smith, joins Inclusion School Podcast this week. She discusses how to have uncomfortable conversations with your children about privilege. We discuss how to proactively have LGBTQ conversations.
info_outline S3 Episode 11 - How to Discuss Asian Culture 04/04/2021
S3 Episode 11 - How to Discuss Asian Culture In this week’s episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, Julie and Simone sit down for a rich conversation with Shuli de la Fuente-Lau, the creator behind the Instagram account Asian Lit for Kids. She is passionate about amplifying children's books that showcase Asian and other BIPOC characters.
info_outline S3 Episode 11 - How to Show Up for Education and Equality 03/28/2021
S3 Episode 11 - How to Show Up for Education and Equality As we wrap Women’s History Month, we reintroduce Story Performer Sally Perkins. Sally joined us in season 2.
info_outline S3 Episode 10 - Telling Untold Stories Through Picture Books 03/21/2021
S3 Episode 10 - Telling Untold Stories Through Picture Books In this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, Julie and Simone chat with Children’s Author Vivian Kirkfield. They have an enlightening conversation on the benefits of how to use picture books to share untold stories. Hear about the friendship between Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald. Join our discussion and follow us on Instagram. Subscribe, listen, share, and leave a review for the show.
info_outline S3 Episode 8 - Unpacking Emotions and Self Worth 03/14/2021
S3 Episode 8 - Unpacking Emotions and Self Worth Literary Advocate, Educator, and Author of Jaxon learns a lesson, Regina Smith, joins this week Inclusion School Podcast. Regina shares the impetus for empowering our children with strategies to boost their self worth. She covers the importance of resiliency as well.
info_outline S3 Episode 8 - Teaching Feminism 03/07/2021
S3 Episode 8 - Teaching Feminism In this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, Julie and Simone chat with Blogger and Podcaster, Shannon Cain. They have an enlightening conversation on the benefits of teaching feminism early on. Join our discussion and follow us on Instagram.
info_outline S3 Episode 7 - Real Talk About Black History Month 02/28/2021
S3 Episode 7 - Real Talk About Black History Month In this week's episode, Simone and Julie discuss Black History Month. Enjoy this real talk bonus episode.
info_outline S3 Episode 6: Affirming Black is Beautiful 02/21/2021
S3 Episode 6: Affirming Black is Beautiful Entrepreneur, Author and Playwright Veronica Chapman visits the Inclusion School Podcast. She talks about how affirmations from her family and college set her up for success. She is on a mission to change the world and empower children. She said parents should proactively affirm children so they can handle distractions that occur in life.
info_outline S3 Episode 5: Raise Kids To Be Empathetic 02/14/2021
S3 Episode 5: Raise Kids To Be Empathetic In this week’s episode, Julie and Simone sit down with Stephanie Leblanc-Godfrey, Parent, Tribe Builder, and Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google, who talks about flexing motherhood skills (amongst three children) to develop empathetic children. She says parents need to let themselves off the hook. Trust that you've seeded the knowledge with your children. Listen to the full episode for more tips on fostering inclusion with your children.
info_outline S2 Episode 3 - Resources to Embrace Your Child's Passion 01/31/2021
S2 Episode 3 - Resources to Embrace Your Child's Passion In this week’s episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, Julie and Simone sit down with Hermence Matsosa. She is CEO of uBuntuSpeaks, LLC a DEI and global health workforce development consulting firm dedicated to building the capacities and competencies of career professionals. Hermence shares how she cultivates her daughters love for science. Hermence recommends Dictionary For A Better World Poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham & Charles Waters
info_outline S3 Episode 2 - Faith As A Lifestyle 01/24/2021
S3 Episode 2 - Faith As A Lifestyle In this week’s episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, Julie and Simone sit down with Author Teaira Carlton. Teaira encourages teens and young adults to rise about cultural pressures using faith. She shares some strategies for leveraging affirmations to boost self esteem.
info_outline S3 Episode 1 - Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 01/17/2021
S3 Episode 1 - Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The ISP provides tools and resources for parents, educators, and caregivers to tackle tough conversations with their children. The show is hosted by Inclusion Strategists, Simone E. Morris, and Julie Kratz.
info_outline How To Deal With The Elephant In The Room 01/15/2021
How To Deal With The Elephant In The Room Join Simone and Julie as they kick off Season 3 with a Bonus Real Talk Episode. They discuss not ignoring the elephant in the room by discussing current happenings with your children. Be real with your children and explain where you are at in the journey.
info_outline S2 Episode 17 - Real Talk about the Election Results 11/15/2020
S2 Episode 17 - Real Talk about the Election Results In this episode, Julie and Simone talk about the 2020 Presidential Election Results. Join us as we close out Season Two discussing current times and discussing the election with our families. Subscribe, listen and share this episode.
info_outline S2 Episode 16 - Teach Your Kids About Racism 11/08/2020
S2 Episode 16 - Teach Your Kids About Racism Author Terri Casey and Illustrator Audeva Joseph join Julie and Simone on the show to talk about the process of writing a book about racism after George Floyd's death. They share the journey and why they felt this was a much needed resource for children. Subscribe, listen and share this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast.
info_outline S2 Episode 15: Nurturing Empathy and Imagination 11/01/2020
S2 Episode 15: Nurturing Empathy and Imagination Akhila Das, Chief Storyteller and Head of Content, indigrow joins the Inclusion School Podcast. She talks about growing up in Bangalore and starting a business with her childhood friend. Her company is focused on building awareness and appreciation for the Indian identity. She talks about the importance of nurturing empathy and imagination in children. Listen to learn more.
info_outline S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Talk to Your Kids About Racism 10/25/2020
S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Talk to Your Kids About Racism Show Summary: Anti Racist Educator, Danielle Nava-Mijares joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week. In the episode she shares an amazing amount of resources to talk with children about racism. Catch this week's insightful episode with hosts Julie Kratz and Simone Morris. About Guest: Danielle Nava-Mijares is an anti-racist educator with other 25 years experience. Her expertise lies in anti-bias/anti-racist education, restorative conflict resolution, organizational leadership and non-verbal communication. To reach Danielle, connect with her via __________ To reach the Inclusion School Podcast, send an email to .
info_outline S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Inspire the Next Generation of Readers 10/18/2020
S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Inspire the Next Generation of Readers Kam Green, Founder of We Should Read joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week. She shares how We Should Read came about and the importance of encouraging children to read. She talks about how to talk with kids about social injustice to major illnesses. Kam says we need to keep having the conversations in a progressive way. She talks about what she's reading to her kids to foster tough discussions.
info_outline S2 Episode 13 - Teach Children How To Be Effective Bystanders 10/11/2020
S2 Episode 13 - Teach Children How To Be Effective Bystanders We are joined by Attorney, Speaker, Author, Consultant and Bystander Effect Expert, Kelly Charles Collins. Kelly shares how an impactful experience with her son changed her life's mission. She joins the show to share how we can teach our children what to do when they witness incidents that need to be reported. Learn more about Kelly at https://www.kellycharlescollins.com.
info_outline S2 Episode 12 - Using Rett's Syndrome to Teach Inclusion 10/04/2020
S2 Episode 12 - Using Rett's Syndrome to Teach Inclusion In this week's episode, we are joined by Denay Hooks, Parent, Caregiver, Educator, Author, and Special Needs Advocate. Denay shares her journey with her daughter Hannah who was diagnosed with Rett's Syndrome at a very young age. Hear how Denay used her experience to educate others and teach them about inclusion and kindness. The Adventures of Bug and Boo - Under the Sea. Learn more about Denay at https://www.denayhooks.com.
info_outline S2 Episode 11 - Inclusion Tools for Preteens 09/27/2020
S2 Episode 11 - Inclusion Tools for Preteens In this episode, Simone and Julie speak with Author Jillian Bradfield who shares resources for talking to preteens about self harming, anxiety, depression and more. Hear Jillian's story and how she engages her audience with her effective journaling strategies. Listen, subscribe and share.
info_outline S2 Episode 10 - Journee's World 09/20/2020
S2 Episode 10 - Journee's World In this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, we sit down with Journee McQueen and her mom to discuss interacting with children born with visible beauty marks. We delve into how children can approach and talk to one another about differences. Hear Journee's heartwarming story and how she is living her dream with her own You Tube Channel and a pretty snazzy home school setup.
info_outline S2 Episode 9: Mental Health Awareness and Support 09/13/2020
S2 Episode 9: Mental Health Awareness and Support Educator and Author Ben Smith joins us from Dubai for this week’s episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. Ben says he wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps and make an impact on his students. Today, he teaches Grade 3. He strives to build a safe space for children to share their ideas and thoughts. He created the book, A Zebra named Zion to help build awareness around mental health challenges that students face. Listen and pick up tips from this week's episode.
info_outline S2 Episode 8: How to Talk to Young People About Disabilities 09/06/2020
S2 Episode 8: How to Talk to Young People About Disabilities Deb Dagit was instrumental in passing the ADA Act. She joins the podcast this week and shares how to to talk with young people about disabilities. Subscribe, listen and share.
info_outline S2 Episode 7 - Représentation Matters 08/30/2020
S2 Episode 7 - Représentation Matters Robbie Samuels is a Parent, Relationship-Based Business Strategist, and Keynote Speaker. He is this week's guest for the Inclusion School Podcast. Robbie, Simone and Julie compare notes about discussion inclusion with their children as practitioners in the Diversity and Inclusion space. Robbie shares techniques he uses to talk about racial injustice and more with his children.
info_outline S2 Episode 6 - Real Talk about Natural Hair 08/23/2020
S2 Episode 6 - Real Talk about Natural Hair In this episode, Julie and Simone are having a real talk. The focus: natural hair. We're hearing a lot about hair discrimination so Julie and Simone get real about the hair conversations and experiences they have with their children. Get tips to engage your children on this inclusion journey.
info_outline S2 Episode 5 - Parenting up Close 08/16/2020
S2 Episode 5 - Parenting up Close In this episode, Julie and Simone speak to Diversity & Inclusion Leader Amy Waninger and her son Nick. Learn how Amy teaches Nick and her other children about unconscious bias. Nick is 11 years old and he speaks up in this interview and shares how he processes the learning from his mom. Get tips to engage your children on this inclusion journey.
info_outline S2 Episode 4: Family Caregiving 08/09/2020
S2 Episode 4: Family Caregiving Christopher MacLellan says when it comes to caregiving there's no gender boundaries, no orientation boundaries, no color boundaries. He shares his inspiring caregiving story with Julie and Simone in this week's episode. Learn tips for dealing with end of life issues and gain resources for caregiving support.