A Conversation with Jody McBrien

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Dr. Jody McBrien talks to us about diversity and equity, support, kindness, and understanding for the students we teach, particularly those who come to our classrooms as refugees, and exploring viewpoints other than our own. Jody is known for her work in the areas of international and comparative issues of refugee students and their families, work she has done in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australasia. Dr. McBrien is a Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.


Education research has a problem. The work of brilliant education researchers often doesn’t reach the practice of brilliant teachers. Classroom Caffeine is here to help. Each week, I invite a top education researcher to sit down and talk with teachers about what they have learned from years of study.

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