April 29, 2024

Episode 10: Teacher Talk with Afrika Afeni Mills


“Teacher Talk” helps us learn from other educators by hearing about their favorite classroom strategies and methodologies. In this episode we talk to Afrika Afeni Mills.

Join BetterLesson’s Director of Solution Design Romain Bertrand have a conversation with Afrika about building a classroom library, how to keep learning (and the power in admitting that you are still learning) and the best strategies to have fun during instructional time.

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Afrika Afeni Mills, MEd, is the Founder and CEO of Continental Drift, LLC, an author, Education Consultant, and Adjunct Professor at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. She has been an educator since 1999 with a background as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, teacher developer, and school administrator.

Afrika works with teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators to develop and sustain culturally responsive and sustaining, antibias, anti-racist, pro-human instructional practices. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated sessions at conferences across the United States.

Afrika is the author of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist,  Pro-Human Students, as well as the viral blog post, A Letter to White Teachers of My Black Children. Her TED-Ed Talk, Four Ways to Have Healthy Conversations About Race was released in Spring 2023. Her talk has over 1 million views and over 32K likes. Afrika was chosen as one of Brightbeam’s Top 22 Education Influencers of 2022, inducted into Who’s Who in Black Charlotte in 2023,  and is a member of Learning Forward.

Afrika has an M.Ed. in Elementary Teaching from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development, where she graduated first in her class.

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