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March 10, 2021

Teaching Channel Talks Episode 32: Shaping the Teacher Identity

How have your life experiences shaped who you are in the classroom? Listen in as author and educator Kwame Sarfo-Mensah and Wendy Amato discuss the cultural bias in standardized testing, the importance of building community connections, and how all educators can have a culturally responsive classroom. 

Our Guest

Kwame Sarfo-Mensah taught middle school mathematics for nine years in Philadelphia and Boston before founding Identity Talk Consulting, LLC, an independent educational consulting firm that provides professional development and consulting services to educators globally. He’s also the author of Shaping the Teacher Identity: 8 Lessons That Will Help Define the Teacher in You, a self-help book for teachers looking to define their roles as agents of change in the classroom. 

Our Host

Dr. Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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  • Learn more about Kwame’s work with Identity Talk Consulting

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