BONUS: Amplify & Inspire/Author Talks with Jael Richardson

By Chey Cheney

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.

In this Amplify & Inspire episode of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk to Jael Richardson, best-selling author of the book, “Gutter Child” and Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) from Brampton, Ontario, Canada. They talk to Jael about the inspiration behind her new book, and some of the major themes of anti-racism and decolonization throughout this thought-provoking dystopian novel. Tying in many lived experiences of immigration, teaching and learning in a highly racialized community, and dealing with the challenges they continue to face with disruption within education, Jael opens up and provides deep, vulnerable and meaningful learning for Chey and Pav, through her very powerful story. 
Listen to Jael in this amazing Author Talk and Amplify & Inspire episode about her work with literacy, through the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) and through her incredible book, “Gutter Child.” 
Want to reach out and connect with Jael?
Here’s how:
Register for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), on from May 1, 2021 – May 15, 2021:
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