In this episode, we dive into why teaching the science behind brain breaks, calm corners, etc. matters with Ignacio Rodriguez Jr. He shares his own personal journey and how that impacts the work he does today and inspires him to create a strong sense of community within his classroom, school, and community. Ignacio also highlights the importance of paying attention to words we use to describe students and behaviors.
Ignacio Rodriguez Jr. is an Austin, Texas native who has devoted the past five years to a career in education within the Austin Independent School District. He is the lead educator in the Social Behavioral Skills classroom at Walnut Creek Elementary.
Intro song: Poet's Row, Young Bones