Few people are famous enough to be known by just their first name, but Yaritza is one of them! Star of the #askYaritza series on Flipgrid, Yaritza Villalba, returns to LinkedUp to discuss culturally relevant teaching (CRT) and her newly released children’s book, McKenzie’s Time Machine. In this podcast, Yaritza discusses CRT, and provides great suggestions for educators to create meaningful connections between what students are learning in school, their cultures, languages, interests, and life experiences. Yaritza shares her new professional work announcement as Jamie and Jerri catch up with all things Yaritza.
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President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc., Yaritza Villalba has ten years of experience in education. She started her career teaching Social Studies to high school students in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York. Throughout the years she has developed numerous curriculum materials and conducted a variety of professional developments. She is currently a lead teacher of an alternative high school in Bedford Stuyvesant, teaching over-aged and under-credited students history through a critical lens. Her overall mission, in education, is to provide teachers and students with an array of strategies and materials to assist them in the educational process. Website | Twitter | Pre-order her book here.
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