Episode 64 | What's Going on in Florida w/ Lorena Germán

Season #2

In this episode of Our Classroom Lorena German joins me to discuss Florida's Black History Curriculum.

Classroom Notes

  • Brief explanation of the new standards
  • The so-called benefits of slavery
  • Strategic framing to retell & minimize history

Lorena Germán is a two time nationally awarded Dominican American educator focused on anti racist and anti bias education. She has taught English Language Arts from 6th through 12th grades in both public and private schools. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NCTE’s journals, ASCD, and more. She’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts through which she encourages teachers to work toward an inclusive ELA curriculum. As Co-Founder and Academic Director at Multicultural Classroom she leads professional development for teachers and creates teaching materials with and for leading literacy organizations. Lorena is also the Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. She lives in Tampa, Florida.

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