Liz N. Clift provides informal education to youth in Denver, Colorado, and volunteers with several organizations that work on food justice issues.

Articles by Liz

Exchange of Pumpkins

A special part of gardening with youth is not only teaching them where their food comes from but also allowing cultural exchanges to happen.

So Fake

A statement from a student about people “being fake” prompted this afterschool educator to talk openly about her own experiences with friendship and identity.

Historical Fiction as a Teaching Tool

This afterschool educator discusses how historical fiction is an effective tool to teach youth about underrepresented people and identities in classrooms and in U.S. history textbooks.

Building Empathy With ‘Miss Peregrine’s’

This after-school educator developed a creative set of discussion questions and prompts to help students talk about empathy. Her tools? A young adult novel, the Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework and Perspectives for a Diverse America.

When Mini-Lessons Pack a Punch

Are you short on time, but want to teach your students about role models? This after-school educator offers some practical advice.
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