Elizabeth
Kleinrock


Elizabeth Kleinrock has taught first through fourth grades at Citizens of the World Charter School Silver Lake in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of UCLA's Teacher Education Program, Elizabeth is dedicated to teaching with a social justice lens and has created lessons and units of study surrounding issues such as race, equity and diversity for elementary-aged students. She also serves on the subcommittee for the Trauma Informed Task Force of Greater Los Angeles and is an education mentor for SXSW EDU. You can follow her on Instagram @teachandtransform or connect with her at liz@teachandtransform.org.

Articles by Elizabeth

How My Third-Graders and I Address Consent

With allegations of sexual assault again in the news, this TT Award winner decided to share how she teaches her elementary students about consent throughout the year. It’s not too early—or too late—to start.

A Teacher's Message to Young Activists After #MarchforOurLives

An elementary teacher's open letter to the young activists who remind her that the future is in good hands.

Destigmatizing Privilege

Privilege can be a sticky subject, but this teacher introduces it to her fourth-graders as a tool they can use to elevate others.

Teaching in the Shadow of Trauma

When we teachers get a so-called “problem child” in class, it’s crucial to ask ourselves, “What is causing this behavior to manifest? What is occurring in this child’s life that we can’t see?”