In this conversation between myself and Alexis Shepard and Kaitlin Johnstone, we talk about the campaign to Stand with Educators. You'll hear about how this movement started, what it stands for, and how you too can advocate and Stand with Educators to help teachers take their next best steps when faced with challenges in their teaching and personal lives.
Alexis Shepard is an 8th-year teacher who has experience in both the elementary and middle-level setting. Experience with burnout early in her career led to the creation of The AfroEducator, where she arrives to empower teachers to challenge the good teacher narrative.
Kaitlin Johnstone is a 7-year Kindergarten teacher and co-founder of the company called Kind Cotton. Kind Cotton is a clothing company dedicated to redefining kindness and putting books in the hands of kids. Their inclusive clothing helps to inspire others to rethink kindness as more than simple pleasantries, but rather take a deeper look into kindness being rooted in justice and grounded in action. With every purchase made, a book is directly given to a child through the Kind Cotton Reading Program. To date, Kaitlin and her husband Kevin have donated close to 30,000 books to children and teachers across the country.
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