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  • Exploring Neurodiversity with Serena & KylieExploring Neurodiversity with Serena & Kylie
    This week, Serena Murison and Kylie Jeffrey of PlaySpark join Simone and Julie for an enlightening conversation about their strength based approach to neurodiversity. They share stories of their work, their inspiring apparel line and resources to help you start…
  • Connecting Kids Through Games with Reesa Amadeo WolfConnecting 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…
  • The Power of Play with Sivanne LieberThe 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…
  • Examining Identity & Culture with Naomi Raquel EnrightExamining 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…
  • Respectful Parenting Approach with Hannah & KeltyRespectful 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…
  • Creating Equitable Schools with Medria Blue-EllisCreating 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…
  • Transgender Resources with Alisha HunterTransgender 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…
  • How to Support Kids Coming Out with Dr. Jen O'RyanHow 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…
  • Being Biracial with Anna Marie JonesBeing 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.
  • Real Talk with Julie and Simone for Season Four OpenerReal 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…
  • S3 Episode 18 - Bonus Real Talk with Julie and SimoneS3 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…
  • S3 Episode 17 - Teach Your Children How to Navigate Diversity ConversationsS3 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.…
  • S3 Episode 16 - Learn From Your ChildrenS3 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…
  • S3 Episode 15 - Every Child Is a Champion In Their StoryS3 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…
  • S3 Episode 14 - How To Empower Children To Share Their StoriesS3 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…
  • S3 Episode 13 - How to Talk About PrivilegeS3 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.  Subscribe, listen…
  • S3 Episode 11 - How to Discuss Asian CultureS3 Episode 11 - How to Discuss Asian Culture
    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.…
  • S3 Episode 11 - How to Show Up for Education and EqualityS3 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 two so be sure to catch the episode if you missed it. We revisit the journey to more diversity in the new administration…
  • S3 Episode 10 - Telling Untold Stories Through Picture BooksS3 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 and Educator Vivian Kirkfield. They have an enlightening conversation on the benefits of how to use picture books to share untold stories. Hear about…
  • S3 Episode 8 - Unpacking Emotions and Self WorthS3 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. Subscribe,…
  • S3 Episode 8 - Teaching FeminismS3 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.…
  • S3 Episode 7 - Real Talk About Black History MonthS3 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. Subscribe, listen, share, and leave a review for the show. Reach Inclusion School at www.inclusionschool.com. Be sure to visit our resources page.
  • S3 Episode 6: Affirming Black is BeautifulS3 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…
  • S3 Episode 5: Raise Kids To Be EmpatheticS3 Episode 5: Raise Kids To Be Empathetic
    In this week’s episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, 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…
  • S2 Episode 3 - Resources to Embrace Your Child's PassionS2 Episode 3 - Resources to Embrace Your Child's Passion
    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.…
  • S3 Episode 2 - Faith As A LifestyleS3 Episode 2 - Faith As A Lifestyle
    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.…
  • S3 Episode 1 - Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.S3 Episode 1 - Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    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.…
  • How To Deal With The Elephant In The RoomHow 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…
  • S2 Episode 18 - Best of Season 2S2 Episode 18 - Best of Season 2
    In this episode, Julie and Simone discuss highlights from Season 2.  A few favorites: S2 Episode 1 with Liesel Mertes - Empathy Discussion Episode 3 - The Power of Names - Huda Essa Episode 12 - Rett’s Syndrome and Motherhood…
  • S2 Episode 17 - Real Talk about the Election ResultsS2 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. Have questions or…
  • S2 Episode 16 - Teach Your Kids About RacismS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 15: Nurturing Empathy and ImaginationS2 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 appreciating the Indian identity and sharing…
  • S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Talk to Your Kids About RacismS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 14 - Resources to Inspire the Next Generation of ReadersS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 13 - Teach Children How To Be Effective BystandersS2 Episode 13 - Teach Children How To Be Effective Bystanders
    In this week's episode, 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…
  • S2 Episode 12 - Using Rett's Syndrome to Teach InclusionS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 11 - Inclusion Tools for PreteensS2 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,…
  • S2 Episode 10 - Journee's WorldS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 9: Mental Health Awareness and SupportS2 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.…
  • S2 Episode 8: How to Talk to Young People About DisabilitiesS2 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. Reach Deb at https://www.debdagitdiversity.com  Visit Inclusion School at www.inclusionschool.com Email Inclusion…
  • S2 Episode 7 - Représentation MattersS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 6 - Real Talk about Natural HairS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 5 - Parenting up CloseS2 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…
  • S2 Episode 4: Family CaregivingS2 Episode 4: Family Caregiving
    Christopher MacLellan says when it comes to caregiving there's no gender boundaries, no orientation boundaries, no color boundaries. Caregiving impacts everyone and is a great example of how commonality brings people together. He shares his inspiring caregiving story with Julie…
  • S2 Episode 3: The Power of NamesS2 Episode 3: The Power of Names
    Huda Essa is a speaker, author, and consultant. She is this week's guest for the Inclusion School Podcast. With Julie and Simone, she discusses how powerful names are and how they create belonging. She takes us into the classroom and…
  • S2 Episode 2: Resources for Kids, Teens and TweensS2 Episode 2: Resources for Kids, Teens and Tweens
    Michelle Easley is a former educator and was the former President of Georgia Library Media Organization. She is this week's guest for the Inclusion School Podcast. She discusses her book, a resource to get practical strategies to make a book…
  • S2 Episode 1: Teaching Kids about Empathy and DisruptionS2 Episode 1: Teaching Kids about Empathy and Disruption
    Julie and Simone interview Empathy Expert Liesel Mertes about teaching children about empathy. Listen to this important episode and pick up strategies to converse with your children about how they can deal with disruption in the world. Liesel shares how…
  • Real Talk - Talking About Black Lives MatterReal Talk - Talking About Black Lives Matter
    Simone Morris and Julie Kratz talk about Black Lives Matter. How do you answer the question, why did he (George Floyd) have to die? That and more on the latest episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. 
  • Real Talk - Season 1 and Covid 19Real Talk - Season 1 and Covid 19
    Julie Kratz and Simone Morris discussing real life on this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. What did they learn, what tough questions are their kids asking, and what's happening during Covid. To talk to us at Inclusion School,…
  • S1 Episode 18 - How to Talk to Kids about WorkS1 Episode 18 - How to Talk to Kids about Work
    Educator and Author, Michelle Travis joins this week's Inclusion School Podcast. Michelle shares her wisdom on talking to children about work. As the author of My Mom Has Two Jobs, she brings a unique perspective about how to help children…
  • S1 Episode 17 - How to have Hard Conversations with ChildrenS1 Episode 17 - How to have Hard Conversations with Children
    Mental Health Therapist Danielle Ireland joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week to talk about techniques for having hard conversations with children. Danielle talks about breaking communications down (how do we navigate it and get vulnerable?)
  • S1 Episode 16 - Talk about Physical AbilitiesS1 Episode 16 - Talk about Physical Abilities
    Mike Hess, Founder and Executive Director of The Blind Institute of Technology is this week's guest on the Inclusion School Podcast. Julie, Simone, and Mike discuss how to broach the conversation of physical abilities with children. Learn cool ways you…
  • S1 Episode 15 - Normalize the D&I ConversationS1 Episode 15 - Normalize the D&I Conversation
    Neil Miller joins this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. Neil shares the white male perspective as he discussed future trends in the workplace, honesty with children, and approach to bringing others along in the diversity and inclusion journey.
  • S1 Episode 14 - Tough Stuff Lessons (Bonus Episode)S1 Episode 14 - Tough Stuff Lessons (Bonus Episode)
    Adına Oberman, educator, mom, and owner of Big Books for Little Hands shares some bonus thoughts post interview with the Inclusion School Podcast. Here what Adina had to say behind the scenes. All good and worth a listen.
  • S1 Episode 14 - Tough Stuff LessonsS1 Episode 14 - Tough Stuff Lessons
    Adina Oberman, Educator, Mom, and owner of Big Books for Little Hands joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week to talk about how to discuss the tough stuff with your children. It's a delightful conversation where Adina sheds lights on…
  • S1 Episode 13 - Deep Dive on the Availability of Diverse BooksS1 Episode 13 - Deep Dive on the Availability of Diverse Books
    Julie and Simone had a delightful time interviewing Madeline Tyner about the research the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) in Madison, Wisconsin conducts each year around diverse books. They review about 4000 books annually. Learn the process and who's writing…
  • S1 Episode 12 - Veronica AppletonS1 Episode 12 - Veronica Appleton
    Veronica S. Appleton is a scholar, practitioner and author. She is a Senior Lecturer of Intercultural Communications. Veronica joins Simone and Julie on this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. She shares 6 strategies that parents and educators can use to foster…
  • S1 Episode 11 - Teaching ToleranceS1 Episode 11 - Teaching Tolerance
    Managing Editor of Teaching Tolerance organization, Monita Bell, joins this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast. Monita shares the journey of the organization and the resources they provide for educators. Parents and caregivers can also benefit from these resources.…
  • S1 Episode B1 - Real Talk about the Corona Virus and explaining it to KidsS1 Episode B1  - Real Talk about the Corona Virus and explaining it to Kids
    Join Julie Kratz and Simone E. Morris in this week's bonus episode. Julie and Simone discuss breaking down the Corona Virus conversation to kids. What can you do to be present with your kids during this time?  Questions for the…
  • S1 Episode 9 - Why discussing Women's History is a must for our kids!S1 Episode 9 - Why discussing Women's History is a must for our kids!
    Master Storyteller and Performer, Sally Perkins, joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week to discuss Women's History. Sally enlightens our audience by conversing with Julie and Simone about how we can incorporate education on the Women's Suffrage movement into conversations…
  • S1 Episode 8 - Talking about Same Sex Parents with your childrenS1 Episode 8 - Talking about Same Sex Parents with your children
    Abby Robinson joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week. Abby is a parent who identifies as LGBTQ and has two boys in elementary school. Abby shares her journey and tips for having conversations with your kids regarding families with same…
  • S1 Episode 7 -Kids have no filter!S1 Episode 7 -Kids have no filter!
    Sharròn Dean is an accomplished Human Capital Consultant, Leadership Coach with proven experience in professional development, equity, inclusion and cultural awareness. She joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week. She shares a diverse background that touches kids at many levels. Listen…
  • S1 Episode 6 - Unpacking Black History MonthS1 Episode 6 - Unpacking Black History Month
    Keith Stokes of 1696 Heritage Group, a historical consulting firm, joins Inclusion School this week to talk about educating our youth on Black History Month. Prepare yourself for rich education on Black Heritage in this episode. Gain tips and strategies to experience…
  • S1 Episode 5 - Teaching KindnessS1 Episode 5 - Teaching Kindness
    This week, hosts Julie Kratz and Simone Morris speak to Best Selling Author, Mom, and Educator Stacy Bauer. Stacy shares strategies for teaching children kindness, a perfect topic for this month. Grab a pen and join us for strategies for…
  • S1 Episode 4 - Celebrating Black History MonthS1 Episode 4 - Celebrating Black History Month
    In Episode 4 of the Inclusion School Podcast, hosts Julie Kratz and Simone E. Morris discuss ways to celebrate Black History Month. Listen in for resources to support conversations with your children. Be sure to send us any comments or…
  • S1 Episode 3 - Real Talk and Real QuestionsS1 Episode 3 - Real Talk and Real Questions
    In Episode 3, Simone Morris and Julie Kratz answer questions from listeners. Listen and pick up tips and resources for your inclusion journey.
  • S1 Episode 2 - A conversation with educator, Lila JayS1 Episode 2 - A conversation with educator, Lila Jay
    Principal Lila Jay from Smoky Row Elementary in Indiana joins the Inclusion School Podcast this week to discuss the school's approach to Diversity & Inclusion. 
  • S1 Episode 1 - An Introduction to Brave Conversations on InclusionS1 Episode 1 - An Introduction to Brave Conversations on Inclusion
    This episode features hosts Simone Morris and Julie Kratz discussing this new platform to provide education around inclusion strategies to reach children. Julie and Simone discuss the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and how they plan to celebrate.…
  • Trailer Episode for Inclusion SchoolTrailer Episode for Inclusion School
    Inclusion School is a podcast designed for parents, educators and caregivers on the how to's of teaching inclusion to their children. Inclusion Strategists Simone Morris and Julie Kratz are hosts for this podcast. In this trailer episode, they talk about…

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