Perspectives: A CHSE Series | Critical Conversations for Cultural Competence in the Classroom

LSU College of Human Sciences & Education presents a community event | Third installment of diversity, advocacy and civic engagement series

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Taylor Anderson will be a featured speaker at the April 19 Perspectives: A CHSE Series. Anderson is the founder and principal consultant of TGA Consulting, LLC.

March 31, 2020

BATON ROUGE - The National Education Association describes cultural competence as “having an awareness of one’s own cultural identity and views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on the varying cultural and community norms of students and their families.” Schools, colleges, and universities across the country have faced enormous challenges over the past year that have tested teachers and administrators in many ways. From the COVID -19 pandemic to economic, political, racial, and ethnic storms, division is alive and well…but education always has and will continue to bridge existing divides. 

Many classrooms are diverse as a result of either the differences within the student population or the difference between the teaching population and the student body.

Join us as our guest speaker Taylor Anderson provides tools teachers can use to effectively deliver educational services that meet the social, emotional, and cultural needs of students followed by a panel discussion with educators.

In this webinar:

  • Tools for social, emotional, and cultural needs of students
  • Experiences and perspectives from a panel of educators from many different types of classrooms
  • Tips to support all students’ success.

Monday, April 19, 2021

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Zoom | Free Admission
Registration Required

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Moderator: Roland Mitchell, PhD | Dean, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

Guest Speaker: Taylor Anderson

Taylor Anderson is the founder and principal consultant of TGA Consulting, LLC. She founded her company to support educators in creating more liberatory practices for all students. As a former Kindergarten teacher, Taylor understands the importance of having high quality and critically conscious teachers, which is why she is so passionate about supporting educators in prioritizing equity in every decision they make. Taylor has experience leading diversity training with national teaching organizations.

Taylor has a MA in Education from LSU and enjoys perfecting her favorite recipes and sharing them with friends.


Stan Barrera, PhD | Assistant Professor, LSU School of Education | Chair, LSU CHSE Engagement Committee

Jennifer Bevill | Digital Media Teacher, University Laboratory School | Member, LSU CHSE Diversity Committee

Erin Drye | Biology Teacher, North Shore Senior High School | Secondary Holmes MAT, LSU | BS, Biological Sciences, LSU

Rachel Green | LSU Elementary Holmes MAT Student | BS, Elementary Education, LSU 

Chau Le, PhD | Teacher, Belaire Magnet High School | MA, Education, LSU | EdS, LSU | PhD, Education, LSU

About Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES…a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something…a point of view.

We all have perspectives. They determine how we relate to people, how we handle relationships and issues, and how we live day to day.

Few of us realize how powerful those perspectives are. That’s because we often feel as long as other people’s opinions and decisions do not affect us, ours should not affect other people. However, instead of seeing similarities we share, we often focus on differences that can fuel animosity, disagreement, and unnecessary confrontation.

In the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, we believe sharing perspectives is an important part of diversity, advocacy, and civic engagement. It contributes to our College’s vision of improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Simply conversing and making attempts to see things from different perspectives can help to address many challenging societal issues. For these reasons, CHSE is excited to debut a new forum to engage in constructive dialogue about the topics of diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement.

The Perspectives series provides an environment in which students, faculty, staff, and community members can collaborate to educate and inform, foster inclusion, and empower others to become a changemaker in the community.


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About the College of Human Sciences & Education

As a college within Louisiana’s flagship university, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) impacts the lives of individuals in our state, nation, and the world through our research, service, teaching, and scholarship. We offer programs through our five schools: School of Education (SOE), School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), School of Kinesiology (SOK), School of Library & Information Science (SLIS), and School of Social Work (SSW). The University Laboratory School (ULS) is also under the college umbrella, enrolling approximately 1,400 K-12 students. ULS was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Fall 2015. The college is home to the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool (ECELP) which enrolls 175 children ages six weeks to four years old. The ECELP is a NAEYC accredited institution.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education website.

Contact Mary P. Woods
Director of Communications