Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classroom with Dr. Rich Milner

This week Dr. H. Richard Milner IV, Professor of Education at Vanderbilt University, joins Mike to explore how he is thinking about issues of diversity, opportunity gaps, and the mindsets that must be overcome to effectively engage diverse students and classrooms. Rich’s book, Start From Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There was just reprinted by Harvard Education Press to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of its initial printing in 2010.

While many of the themes are enormously relevant to this day, several warrant further discussion in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rich is a leading thinker on teacher education and diversity and we very much appreciate getting time with him on today’s show. Enjoy!


Episode References

Milner IV, H. R. (2020). Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There (Second Edition). Harvard Education Publishing Group. https://www.hepg.org/hep-home/books/start-where-you-are,-but-don%E2%80%99t-stay-there-(1)