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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Mar 4, 2021

Are you familiar with identity safety and what that looks like in your classroom?

Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas joins 3Ps in a Pod hosts Angelia and Kathleen to talk about identity safe teaching and identity safe classrooms. Dr. Cohn-Vargas and Dr. Dorothy Steele authored the book Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn. Dr. Cohn-Vargas also authored Identity Safe Classrooms: Pathways to Belonging and Learning with Alexandrea Creer Kahn and Amy Epstein in 2021. She speaks to both of these publications in this podcast episode. 

In this episode, Dr. Cohn-Vargas shares about how she first learned and began exploring identity safety before describing the role and importance of the four domains of identity safe classrooms: student-centered teaching, cultivating diversity as a resource, classroom relationships, and caring classroom environments. She then outlines some ways teachers can intentionally and mindfully work toward more identity safe classrooms.

Learn more about identity safe classrooms at and watch for more details soon about our learning event Inclusive Classrooms for All Learners taking place in March 2022.

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