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Self Care Sundays
On this episode, we’re talking to Canissa Grant, a science educator based in Avon, Connecticut.
With experience as both a private and public school teacher, she shed a light on some of the disparities in curriculum and expectations. She also calls for a heightened sense of transparency and inclusivity in STEM classes, especially for students with disabilities. Teaching through a social justice lens, she aims to give her students a well-rounded and transformative learning experience.
Canissa also tells us some of her struggles as a black woman in an all-boys high school and why that makes self-care all the more important. In these situations, it is likely that teachers of color experience burnout at much higher rates because they are expected to share their expertise on racial issues at the drop of a hat. But to Canissa, going the extra mile to build a sense of familiarity and community in her classes is always worth it.
Although Canissa’s not a huge fan of social media, you can buy her biology and chemistry lesson plans and resources on teacherspayteachers.com on her store, Ninth Grade Shenanigans! As always, you can find this episode and much more on our Twitter and Instagram at @SelfCareSundays and on Facebook at @SelfCareSundaysPodcast.
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The transcription for this episode is available here: