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 Connecting Kids Through Games with Reesa Amadeo Wolf 10/17/2021
Connecting Kids Through Games with Reesa Amadeo Wolf Reesa Amadeo Wolf joins Simone & Julie from "across the pond" this week to talk about her experiences with diversity in schools in the U.K. and how she helps diverse kids connect through experiential learning and games. Reesa has developed a game, "Classm8s", to help kids navigate different layers of diversity in a fun way. You won't want to miss this amazing conversation. Visit for more episodes. To reach us, email Grab resources mentioned in the show at Pick up our new book, today!
info_outline The Power of Play with Sivanne Lieber 10/10/2021
The Power of Play with Sivanne Lieber Sivanne Lieber, founder of The Joyous Parent, joins Simone & Julie in this week's Inclusion School Podcast to share her insights and recipe for redefining play. As a former classroom teacher, Sivanne discusses how to use play to foster inclusion and empowering parents to tap into the power of play. Don't miss this engaging episode about bringing play back. Reach Sivanne at Visit for more episodes. To reach us, email [email protected]
info_outline Examining Identity & Culture with Naomi Raquel Enright 10/03/2021
Examining Identity & Culture with Naomi Raquel Enright Simone and Julie are joined this week by Naomi Raquel Enright for an informative and eye-opening discussion about identity and culture. Naomi tells her story about transitioning from a Spanish language teacher to an equity practitioner and how becoming a mother influenced her work. She delves into the complexity of identity and challenging racism and the language around it. Listen to the entire podcast at . To reach us, email Grab resources mentioned in the show at
info_outline Respectful Parenting Approach with Hannah & Kelty 09/26/2021
Respectful Parenting Approach with Hannah & Kelty Join Simone & Julie this week as they talk with Hannah and Kelty, twin Moms, and founders of the Upbringing Community. They discuss how they are growing up alongside their kids as they practice respectful parenting and empower others to do the same. They discuss priorities like discussing privilege, building self awareness, and pressures to socialize children. Listen to the entire episode at . Learn more about Hannah & Kelty at To reach us, email Grab resources mentioned in the show at
info_outline Creating Equitable Schools with Medria Blue-Ellis 09/19/2021
Creating Equitable Schools with Medria Blue-Ellis Award winning STEM Principal, with 25 years of experience in education, Medria Blue-Ellis joins the Inclusion School Podcast. She talks with Simone and Julie about how we can go about creating equity in schools. She also shines a light on how parents can become advocates for change. Connect with Visit for more episodes and resources. To submit questions or suggestions for future guests or topics, email [email protected]
info_outline Transgender Resources with Alisha Hunter 09/12/2021
Transgender Resources with Alisha Hunter Mom and Advocate, Alisha Hunter joins us to share a real life experience around supporting her son who came out to her via text. In this episode, Alisha shares how she was able to navigate conversations with her school and provide support for her son and family while doing so. Pick up transgender resources. Also, if you haven't checked out the episode with Dr. Jen O'Ryan, please do so for additional support on this topic. Visit for more episodes. To reach us, email .
info_outline How to Support Kids Coming Out with Dr. Jen O'Ryan 09/05/2021
How to Support Kids Coming Out with Dr. Jen O'Ryan Dr. Jen O'Ryan is this week's guest on the Inclusion School Podcast. She discusses with Julie and Simone how she accidentally stumbled on a passion for diversity and inclusion, specifically supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. We discuss strategies and resources to support kids coming out. Find out the prime time for noticing changes and conversational tips to help you show up inclusively.
info_outline Being Biracial with Anna Marie Jones 08/29/2021
Being Biracial with Anna Marie Jones Journalist, Podcaster, and Mom, Anna Marie Jones joins the podcast to discuss being biracial with Julie and Simone. She shares how she became passionate about demystifying diversity. Learn more on this week's episode.
info_outline Real Talk with Julie and Simone for Season Four Opener 08/22/2021
Real Talk with Julie and Simone for Season Four Opener Julie and Simone discuss the upcoming season. Learn which episodes stand out to them and they reveal a big announcement. Listen in as they kick off a new season of inclusive learning for parents, caregivers, and educators. As always, reach out to the podcast at [email protected]
info_outline S3 Episode 18 - Bonus Real Talk with Julie and Simone 05/16/2021
S3 Episode 18 - Bonus Real Talk with Julie and Simone Join us in this episode as Julie and Simone discuss the past season. Guess which episodes resonated with us. Hear what we're celebrating (and it's not just the end of the season). Listen to this week's bonus episode of the inclusion school podcast. We will be back in August for Season 4.
info_outline S3 Episode 17 - Teach Your Children How to Navigate Diversity Conversations 05/09/2021
S3 Episode 17 - Teach Your Children How to Navigate Diversity Conversations If you’re joining us for the first time, we provide tools and resources for parents, educators and caregivers wanting help with tackling tough conversations with their children. The show is hosted by Inclusion Strategists, Simone E. Morris and Julie Kratz.
info_outline S3 Episode 16 - Learn From Your Children 05/02/2021
S3 Episode 16 - Learn From Your Children Jackie Ferguson joins this week's Inclusion School Podcast. She shares how her upbringing exposed her to navigating various perspectives. She's had a myriad of experiences. She says parents can learn how to embrace inquisitivity, vulnerability and empathy. She also. shares how we should talk to children about diversity.
info_outline S3 Episode 15 - Every Child Is a Champion In Their Story 04/25/2021
S3 Episode 15 - Every Child Is a Champion In Their Story Mike Vaggalis, Founder / CEO of Keepsake Tales joins the Inclusion School Podcast to share their mission to include every child in their own story. Listen as Mike tells the origin of Keepsake Tales while outlining innovative opportunities to improve children's literature. Join us for this week's episode.
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.