Science of Reading: The Podcast

S2-04. Telling the fuller story: Afrika Afeni Mills

October 21, 2020 Amplify Education Season 2 Episode 4
Science of Reading: The Podcast
S2-04. Telling the fuller story: Afrika Afeni Mills
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Science of Reading: The Podcast
S2-04. Telling the fuller story: Afrika Afeni Mills
Oct 21, 2020 Season 2 Episode 4
Amplify Education

Join Afrika Afeni Mills—diversity, equity, and inclusion director of BetterLesson—as she reflects on race, culture, and identity in education. She’ll shed light on the significance of integrating students' schemas to nurture language comprehension in early literacy, discuss the difference between asset- and deficit-based teaching, and highlight the impact “windows and mirrors” have on students’ classroom experiences.

Quotes:

“A lot of the foundational work starts by making sure that we’re inquisitive about the resources we’re providing students.”

“We don’t spend enough time thinking about students’ families as their first teachers.”

Resources:

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.

Show Notes

Join Afrika Afeni Mills—diversity, equity, and inclusion director of BetterLesson—as she reflects on race, culture, and identity in education. She’ll shed light on the significance of integrating students' schemas to nurture language comprehension in early literacy, discuss the difference between asset- and deficit-based teaching, and highlight the impact “windows and mirrors” have on students’ classroom experiences.

Quotes:

“A lot of the foundational work starts by making sure that we’re inquisitive about the resources we’re providing students.”

“We don’t spend enough time thinking about students’ families as their first teachers.”

Resources:

Want to discuss the episode? Join our Facebook group Science of Reading: The Community.