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Live at the 2019 SEL Exchange Conference in Chicago, we talk with Dr. Lisa Delpit, an award-winning author, American educationalist, and MacArthur award recipient. Dr. Delpit is executive director of the Center for Urban Educational Excellence in Miami and a distinguished professor at Southern University, Baton Rouge. As an African American researcher, she’s transformed the educational system for minority groups with her groundbreaking work in elementary education with a focus on language and literacy development. On this special episode, Dr. Delpit talks with us about the current state of educational equity, her advice for teaching to diverse groups of students, and the importance of social-emotional learning in student voices. Learn more about Dr. Delpit’s work by reading her book "Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom" and her latest title, "Teaching When the World Is on Fire", a collection of advice for K–12 teachers on engaging students around today's toughest issues.

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