Dr. Nichole Stanford, English professor at UL – Lafayette and Director of the Writing Center on campus, joins Discover Lafayette to discuss her work on teaching kids to learn how to dissent productively. By learning respectful negotiation, children can learn how to participate in society in a way that is a win-win for all. What a great way to grow our next crop of leaders!
Dr. Nichole Stanford earned a Ph.D. in composition from the City University of New York, with a focus on pedagogy and power theory and published a book in 2015 called Good God but You Smart: Language Prejudice and Upwardly Mobile Cajuns.
She is currently writing a book called Teaching Kids Productive Dissent geared toward parents and educators. When Jan Swift met Nichole, she was fascinated with her theory of teaching children skills on respectful negotiation so that they can learn to participate in society productively. It is a pleasure to share her beautiful voice as she speaks of the skills needed to create a better and kinder future for us all.