TeacherGoal #4: Meet the Needs of All Students with an Equity Mindset with Dr. Sheldon Eakins

“What we have to understand is that every single student in our schools, they don’t learn all the same, they might need something different…That’s part of being a unique human.” 


Dr Sheldon Eakins
Founder, Leading Equity Center

There might be some teachers believing they really understand what equity means; however, they rarely consider ways of including it within their lessons. Don’t worry about it anymore, this week’s guest will share tools and resources in order to start this equity journey within your classrooms. 

I’m so excited to have Dr. Sheldon Eakins in the show. He is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education demonstrating a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools along the way.

If you want to know more about how to meet your student’s needs by implementing an equity mindset, this podcast is for you!

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:
Relationships are important

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Tip 2:
Build stronger relationships by being vulnerable with your students

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Tip 3:
Applying equity principles increases engagement

This Episode Features...

Dr. Sheldon Eakins

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education. 

Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 19 year educator with experience as Chief Academic Officer, School Counselor and High School Science Teacher. 

She is the author of Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she provides actionable tools and resources that empower you to live a healthy lifestyle and build generational wealth by creating multiple streams of income. 

While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. You can find her hanging out on Instagram @healthywealthyeducators

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