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May 03, 2021

 

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.

In this episode, you will:

  • Learn about what started the Stand with Educators campaign. (15:15)
  • Understand the importance of advocating for what YOU need. (28:20)  
  • Understand what you put out to the world will impact what you attract into your life. (34:30) 
  • Hear about the mission behind the Stand with Educators shirt sales. (40:00) 

 

CALL TO ACTION: THINGS YOU CAN DO TOMORROW 

  • Find your WHY - Take out your journal and time to do some reflecting! Establishing and being clear about your “purpose” will give you the clarity you need to make your next best steps.  
  • Take care of yourself - Schedule time to TRULY take care of yourself. 
  • Become part of the movement - order your Stand with Educators shirt by clicking here. 

 

FIND OUR GUESTS

Alexis

  • Facebook: The AfroEducator 
  • Twitter: @theafroeducator 
  • Instagram: @theafroeducator 
  • Website: www.theafroeducator.com 

Kaitlin

  • Facebook: Kind Cotton
  • Twitter: @kind_cotton
  • Instagram: @kindcotton
  • Website: www.kindcotton.com

 

STAND WITH EDUCATORS BURNED-IN TEACHER MASTERMIND SPONSORSHIP

Click here to apply to get sponsored by the Stand with Educators campaign to be a part of the upcoming Burned-In Teacher Mastermind

 

THE BAILEY AND WOOD BURNED-IN TEACHER AWARD

Click here to nominate yourself or someone you know for the Bailey and Wood Burned-In Teacher Award. 



OTHER RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE 

Episode 48 - Challenging the “Good Teacher” Narrative with Alexis Shepherd 

Episode 73 - Color Your Perspective: A Candid Conversation with Alexis Shepherd

 

 

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