126 episodes

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.

Inclusion School Podcast Simone Morris

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

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.

    S9 Episode 9 - Fostering Inclusion Through Children's Books with Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins

    S9 Episode 9 - Fostering Inclusion Through Children's Books with Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins

    In this week's episode of the Inclusion School Podcast, hosts, Julie Kratz and Simone Morris, are thrilled to welcome a very special guest, Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins, an award-winning speaker, publisher, and children's book author. 
    Her latest book, "What's Worrying Darwin?", co-authored with her young son, addresses autism through the story of a child named Darwin who learns to understand and appreciate the differences in others.
    Bridgett shares her insights on promoting inclusivity and understanding for children on the autism spectrum, emphasizing the importance of people-first language and understanding neurodiversity. This conversation is packed with valuable information for parents, caregivers, and educators looking to foster inclusive environments for all children. 
    Pick-up your copy of "What's Worrying Darwin?" on Amazon or Barnes & Noble online.
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 

    • 24 min
    S9 Episode 8 - Courageous Conversations with Denise Hendershot

    S9 Episode 8 - Courageous Conversations with Denise Hendershot

    In this week's episode, hosts Simone Morris and Julie Kratz are joined by a very special guest, Denise Hendershot. Denise, along with her husband Brian, co-hosts the DiverseLuv podcast, which explores their experiences as an interracial couple navigating a myriad of social challenges through courageous, authentic conversations.
    Denise shares deep insights into how embracing diversity in thought and culture has strengthened their relationship and the importance of having open dialogues about difficult topics such as race, parenting, and inclusivity. Denise's powerful personal anecdotes and proactive approaches offer invaluable lessons for parents, caregivers, and educators alike. 
    Connect with Denise at www.diverseluv.com or on Social Media @diverseluv
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 

    • 26 min
    S9 Episode 7 - Celebrating Every Child's Voice with Keylonda Wheeler

    S9 Episode 7 - Celebrating Every Child's Voice with Keylonda Wheeler

    Simone Morris and Julie Kratz welcome the inspiring Keylonda Wheeler to this episode of The Inclusion School Podcast. Keylonda, a passionate speech therapist and children's book author, shared her heartwarming journey to diversify kids' literature, honoring her friend and empowering children with disabilities.
    She offers ways to use more inclusive language such as: "non-speaking" over "nonverbal", reminding us how everyone has something to say. Discover more about Keylonda's mission to make every child feel seen and heard, and join us on this ongoing journey of creating a world where everyone belongs. 
    Connect with Keylonda @keylondawrites.com and on Instagram @keylondawrites
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 
     

    • 10 min
    S9 Episode 6 - Empowering Children Through Inclusive Storytelling with Micaela Benn

    S9 Episode 6 - Empowering Children Through Inclusive Storytelling with Micaela Benn

    Julie & Simone are excited to welcome Micaela Benn, an inspiring children's book author and founder of a company dedicated to coaching and marketing support for picture books promoting early literacy through culturally diverse stories. 
    Micaela shares her journey behind her book "Little Mister Fix-It" and how it captures the essence of a positive family environment. Together they dive into an enlightening conversation with Micaela about inclusivity in children's books, the richness of educational diversity, and the possibilities that open up when we nurture our children's inherent curiosity and willingness to engage with the world around them. 
    Listen to the full discussion for a thought-provoking episode that challenges us to reflect on inclusion, representation, and the power of positive thinking in shaping young minds.
    Connect with Micaela on Instagram @micaelasbenn or on her podcast, The Children's Book Marketing Podcast.
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 

    • 24 min
    S9 Episode 5 - Bridging Gaps & Creating Access with Brytani Cavil

    S9 Episode 5 - Bridging Gaps & Creating Access with Brytani Cavil

    Join Simone & Julie as they welcome back to the podcast, Brytani Cavil, a passionate change agent dedicated to creating equitable opportunities for students and families. From her work with Brown Book Box and consultancy in education, to her advocacy for summer and after school programs, Brytani's insights highlight the importance of messaging, parent involvement, and access to diverse experiences for underserved youth. Discover how 21st century programs can be a catalyst for positive change in communities. Tune in for actionable inspiration on creating a better world for our future leaders.
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 

    • 21 min
    S9 Episode 4 - Enhancing Classroom Environments For Multicultural Students with Jandy Flores

    S9 Episode 4 - Enhancing Classroom Environments For Multicultural Students with Jandy Flores

    In this episode of The Inclusion School podcast, Simone and Julie are joined by the passionate and knowledgeable Jandy Flores, who is a professional development specialist for educators and specializes in bilingual and cultural awareness, and early literacy. Jandy shares insights into the importance of language, culture, and heritage in education. They explore the nuances of being a bilingual teacher, fostering an inclusive environment for students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and the significance of integrating cultural elements into the classroom. Jandy also provides practical tips and reflections for educators and parents and discusses the lack of resources for young adult books that represent diverse cultures. Listen in to gain valuable perspectives on creating an inclusive and enriching learning environment for all children.
    Connect with Jandy on Facebook & Instagram @TheReadingBehavoirist
    Listen to the entire podcast at https://inclusionschool.com/.
    To reach us, email talktous@inclusionschool.com 
    Grab resources mentioned in the show at https://inclusionschool.com/resources/ 

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ShanMarie11 ,

Wonderful conversations on inclusion

I really enjoyed interviewing with the Inclusion School Podcast. As the mother of young twin daughters advocating for equality, it gave me an opportunity to discuss unhealthy societal roles imposed on children. This platform that Simone and Julie have created is wonderful, and it offers a safe space for so many people to join in on the important conversations centered on inclusion.

Submitting to his will ,

Necessary conversations

Simone and Julie do an excellent job of bringing light to topics in a non-intimidating manner that could be uncomfortable. I particularly enjoyed the episode about diverse literature and I learned about the CCBC and its collection of data for diverse literature.

noisyrfrdtrte ,

Always timely and relevant!

Simone and Julie are exceptional hosts! This wonderful podcast supports listeners thoughtfully and effectively. It serves as an excellent resource and learning tool for all those interested in becoming positive change makers!

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