Teaching Through a Thriving Lens with Kia Darling-Hammond
Learn how to think about your teaching through an intersectionally grounded thriving lens
We will apply the six dimensions of the Bridge to Thriving Framework© to questions about the self, students, and the learning environment. What brings us to the work of education and schooling? What do people experiencing complex marginalization need in order to thrive? What would we have to choose or refuse in order to build thriving learning settings? Let’s dig in!
Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond is the Director of Education Programs and Research for the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). She manages the Thriving Campaign; is establishing the organization's research agenda, and is helping to position NBJC as a global leader in research, thought, and cultural competence development. Dr. Darling-Hammond has distinguished herself as a thought leader and collaborator in the worlds of youth service, education, mental health, well-being, and social justice research. Through decades of work across communities, nonprofits, universities, K12 schools, think tanks, and foundations she has developed a deep understanding of how to support young people, teams, and organizations. Kia’s mission is to increase possibilities for thriving among those who experience complex marginalization. Through her scholarship, Dr. Darling-Hammond has developed an intersectional Bridge to Thriving Framework© (BtTF©), which she uses with educators, youth, and others to advance the shared project of building universal thriving.