Jen Cort is an education consultant in the areas of equity, inclusion, diversity and justice. In this podcast, Jen opens up a "third space"— a place outside our familiar home and work environments — in order that we might begin to engage in some of the provocative questions that need to be addressed. Listen in as Jen speaks with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field.
HELP US BEGIN
Our students are confronted with many challenging topics as they negotiate the ups and downs of the world. How can we best support them, build their capacity to navigate challenging topics, and craft strong relationships and lines of communication? Through a series of HUBs, or Help Us Begin mindsets and strategies, Jen Cort provides practical advice any educator or parent can employ toward this aim.
About Jen Cort, LCSW-C
All schools can and should be collaborating within and among themselves to create child-centered environments. It is Jen's belief that schools are obligated to provide environments where students can be seen and heard as well as to teach students to learn to be visible and use their voices in ways that work for them. Helping students feel visible and listened to is a mutual obligation. The adults in a school are called upon to create safe places for students to take an academic risk, speak their minds, try a new sport, audition for the play and celebrate their authentic selves. To create a mutual conversation, students need to commit to learning methods of communication.
Jen has presented at national conferences, hosts a diversity institute, is a frequent contributor to publications, and her work has been quoted in Racing Toward Diversity, Insights, Friends Journal, NAIS Independent Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Times, and more. Jen is the host of an internationally syndicated podcast "Third Space With Jen Cort"
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