Teaching Psychology & Childhood Trauma In Prison | Teachers' Lounge Podcast
On a new Teachers’ Lounge, we have Elena Quintana! She’s the executive director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice at Adler University in Chicago. She’s also helping lead a new bachelor’s degree program at Big Muddy River Correctional Center.
We talked a ton of her experience teaching about psychology and childhood trauma in prisons and her work with public safety advocacy. We also chatted about adjusting her classes to the pandemic as a professor.
Elena touches on some really heavy and important topics, and then we also get a little lighter at the end and talk about the very specific thing she thinks is absolutely hilarious.
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Educator in this episode: Elena Quintana
Stories featured in this episode: School Summer Food Programs Are A Pandemic Idea That Lasted
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