Let's K12 Better

Let's K12 Better

Join us at the kitchen table! We're holding family discussions, sharing insights, asking experts, exploring new ideas, and actively pursuing an improved K12 experience for the kids, the parents, and their educators. How should we prepare kids for life in the 21st century? How do we have discussions about challenging topics? Let's find out... together! *This podcast is a project between @MomOfAllCapes and her kids. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter: https://bit.ly/LetsK12BetterMail

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July 20, 2021 57 min

How can we use stories to bring together people of differing opinions, experiences, and perspectives to create a more nuanced understanding of the human condition? Stories have the power to build bridges, foster community, facilitate understanding, and strengthen bonds. Stories can heal communities. Stories can help us discover collective joy or understand shared traumas. But what we choose to do after hearing another person’s stor...

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How can we live history, right now, today? History comes to life when we can connect legislation, Supreme Court rulings, and major historic events to real people. When we understand the impact of historic events and decisions on people’s lives, we gain the humility and empathy to dissolve barriers that prevent us from connecting with others and learning from past mistakes.

In this episode, we sit down with filmmakers, podcasters, an...

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School should be a place where kids love to go, not a place where kids have to go. But what can educators (and even parents) do to engage students in learning that truly speaks to their interests? How can we bring in outside content experts to expand our lessons beyond the textbook and create lasting memories for our young people?

We sat down with The Expert Effect co-authors Grayson McKinney - a fifth grade teacher, technology faci...

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Juneteenth represents a moment in time when freedom was delayed for a large group of people. In times where society is pushing back against injustice, how do we create space to celebrate and acknowledge victories? How do we build the capacity to connect with our inner selves and with those around us? How is art a perfect medium for healing and reciprocity?  We sat down with Jen Bloomer artist, activist, facilitator, and the founder...

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What does justice look like if we are allowed to contribute everything we are to the communities we’re part of? The skills, tools, and processes needed to maintain community are social-emotional learning skills. Humans are innovative and we invest in the technology needed to keep our society going, but we need to begin to invest in human innovation, in the institution of the individual, and in the skills required to build deeper co...

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April 21, 2021 46 min

It’s our anniversary! (Thank you for listening)

This podcast started with a family discussion on schooling through an apocalypse. We learned however that this podcast evolved into our year-long journey and exploration into important discussions that families need to have. We hope that this episode like all of the others serves as an invitation to have more meaningful discussions about justice, civics, race, and wellness.

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The public library is undoubtedly a civic space and school libraries are essential to the K12 learning journey. But how have libraries and the role of the librarian evolved to meet the needs of our students during COVID-19? 

We sat down with Dr. Corey Hall - curriculum Developer, Librarian, former middle school teacher, and 2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader - to learn more about these unsung heroes and how their wor...

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Racism shows up everywhere and we are beginning to acknowledge how that impacts different groups, but most importantly we're starting to see the benefits of working collectively to address racism. As we work together to end marginalization and discrimination, we must remember that the AAPI struggle fits into the larger push for a more just and anti-racist world. This requires each of us to work across racial and cultural groups...

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Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process of learning how to use the feedback our emotions provide us to connect with other people or to navigate social situations. We hear a lot about using social emotional skills with children, but SEL is great for adults too!

We sat down with Dr. Lorea Martínez, SEL activist, educator, and researcher; and author of Teaching with the HEART in Mind. In this episode, you’ll find answers to que...

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What is intersectional tech? How does our identity bump up against the unspoken community norms in gaming and other online spaces? How do we combat harassment online, whether we experience it or not? 

In our interview with Dr. Kishonna Gray, her biggest fan Naima sits down with her to unpack what Intersectional Tech is and what it can do to democratize the digital space and make it safer for marginalized identities. 

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February 11, 2021 47 min

EXCUSE OUR  AUDIO ERROR. WE JUST UPDATED THE EPISODE. It may take time for it to update on all platforms.

Minstrelsy was an American theatrical genre present from the end of the Civil War to the early parts of the 1900s that placed white performers in the comedic enactment of racial stereotypes about Black people. Today, people are so turned off by Blackface that they’re not willing to delve into the reason why it is considered offe...

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February is Black History Month! Black History Month started as an effort by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in the early 20th century to celebrate and research accomplishments and contributions by people of African descent. Join us at the kitchen table for a family discussion about Black History Month. We can’t speak for all Black people, but we hope that this conversation inspires some thoughts about how one family interp...

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How are you going to pursue your passion this year?

We are celebrating the start of season 2 of the Let’s K12 Better podcast all month with the What’s Your Why -a series on exploring motivation and the imperfect journey to your authentic self. We hope you join us on January 27th for a LIVE show community discussion on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on finding our authentic self.

“Everyone has a recording device in their pocket” so wh...

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How are you going to pursue your passion this year?

We are celebrating the start of season 2 of the Let’s K12 Better podcast all month with the What’s Your Why -a series on exploring motivation and the imperfect journey to your authentic self. We hope you join us on January 27th for a LIVE show community discussion on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on finding our authentic self.

In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Lindsay Portnoy, ...

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How are you going to pursue your passion this year? 
We are celebrating the start of season 2 of the Let’s K12 Better podcast all month with the What’s Your Why -a series on exploring motivation and the imperfect journey to your authentic self. We hope you join us on January 27th for a LIVE show community discussion on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on finding our authentic self. 

In this episode, we sit down with Yaritza Villalba, ...

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What are your New Year’s Resolutions? How are you going to pursue your passion this year?

Welcome to season 2 of the Let’s K12 Better podcast! We are starting this second season with What’s Your Why -a series on exploring motivation and the imperfect journey to your authentic self. We hope you join us on January 27th for a LIVE show community discussion on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on finding our authentic self. 

In this episode...

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We are not shy about giving thanks. For our family, giving thanks is an opportunity to think deeply about our contributions to making our family-run, our commitment to each other, and how reciprocity is a form of love and selflessness. For the last episode of 2020, we went LIVE on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube (on the MomOfAllCapes Channels).  

We want to acknowledge that this year though intense and unprecedented in so many ways t...

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December 9, 2020 35 min

What can we learn about communication, from trees? Lots! In this episode, we discuss Dr. Suzanne Simard’s groundbreaking research on forests, the New York Times article “The Social Life of Trees” and the ways in which parents can raise children to see others as potential supercooperators rather than competitors.  Maybe the trees tell us that the secrets to our survival are found below the surface in our need to connect with each ot...

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November 25, 2020 23 min

We’re celebrating 25 awesome episodes of the Let’s K12 Better podcast. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LISTENERS!

Through the end of 2020, we challenge families to sprinkle a bit of gratitude into every single thing they do.  Why is it so hard to show that we are thankful when times are tough or disappointing? Many of us learn to say thank you only when someone does something for us. Let’s change that.


Gratitude questions for families:

What is gra...

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November 11, 2020 48 min

We’re baaaack! So the election happened. Now what? If you’re like us, you’re feeling a mixture of stress and relief after what has been a contentious and dramatic election cycle. So now that we have a new President-Elect, everyone is wondering how or even if we should move forward. Should we all sing Kumbaya and move on or should we think about the structural issues that are driving people apart? In this episode, we discuss the ele...

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