Jennifer Binis – Sitting with Discomfort

Planning Period Podcast
Planning Period Podcast
Jennifer Binis - Sitting with Discomfort

Hello, and welcome to Episode 85 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Jennifer Binis, Jenn is a former elementary special education teacher, an education historian (by passion), and an assessment design support for teachers. She is passionate about making people understand the reasons education became what it is, and the inequalities that are built into the system. I am truly loving her EdHistory 101 Podcast, so I asked her to be on the show.

Jenn and I talk about how education came to be what it is and the racism, sexism and ableism inherent in what we do, some practical advice to improve the inequalities around us, that from the beginning education has been built on the foundation of white supremacy, the power of sitting with your cognitive dissonance,

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 85 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Jennifer Binis.


Jenn, thank you so much for a thought-provoking conversation. You really got me thinking and I loved it so much.

To connect Jenn, find her on Twitter @JennBinis or at her website Also, do not forget to listen to her podcast Ed History 101. There are only 10 episodes (Jenn, PLEASE MAKE MORE!) and they are totally awesome. You can find that on Apple Podcasts and any other podcatching app, or at

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler, and now on Instagram @BradShreffler as well. I love to hear from you there. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, the Feedback Page on my website gives you options for feedback as well, which you can find at

Until next week, sit with your discomfort.




Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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