Dr. Liz Self

32 minutes

Dr. Liz Self, Assistant Professor of the Practice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development joins Justin Reich on TeachLab. They discuss Liz’s early teaching experiences, racial equity in the classroom, and Liz’s current work where she uses clinical simulations to help teachers practice for challenging situations in teaching.

  • Liz’s early teaching experiences
  • Simulations for pre-service teachers
    • Recognizing the actual problem
    • Large reflection process
  • Variety of simulation scenarios
  • How students of different backgrounds react to these scenarios
  • What’s the next step?


About Our Guest: Liz Self

Dr. Liz Self is Assistant Professor of the Practice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development. Her current research focuses on designing and using clinical simulations, to prepare preservice teachers for culturally responsive teaching. These instructional tools help teachers recognize their assumptions, biases, and prejudices within the context of systems of oppression.


Additional Resources for Teachers and other Listeners

https://my.vanderbilt.edu/elizabethself/about-me/ - Learn more about Liz Self’s work

https://www.amazon.com/Pushout-Criminalization-Black-Girls-Schools/dp/1620970945 - Check out Monique Morris’ book mentioned in the episode





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