Kade Friedman, M.S. Ed.
Register Free Here >
Topic: When Your Gender Non-Conforming Child also Struggles with Executive Function: Tools for Supporting Your Child at Home & School
What You Will Learn: Parents and families will learn how to create systems WITH their children that make home and school safer spaces. This includes expanding your family's vocabulary in terms of gender and learning, creating systems for emotional (nonverbal) expression, and incorporating your child's gender into systems for executive functioning, specifically home routines and overall organization
Website: click here >
About Kade: Kade Friedman’s mission is to create cultures of inclusion, one learning environment at a time.
Kade is a non-binary, white, New York City-based educator with 20 years of experience working with neurodiverse humans, from kindergarten through adulthood. Kade’s pronouns are they, them, theirs.
During Kade’s childhood they were bullied for being too boyish, too skinny, and too interested in learning. The adults in their school and community didn’t have the tools to support them. Kade became a kindergarten special educator to ensure that young children, from the time they enter school, would not experience what Kade did.
In Kade’s educational consulting practice, they advise teachers to create class communities where differences are celebrated, social and emotional skills are explicitly taught, and the student’s voices matter. The goal is for young children to see that they are essential in creating and upholding their communities.
Over the last decade Kade has learned from educational settings across the globe, specifically in self-directed education, self-paced learning, and unschooling. Kade teaches graduate classes at Bankstreet College and NYU, focusing on viewing disability through the lens of neurodiversity, co-creating class communities with students, and using educational technology to augment and assist all learners, not just those with diagnosed disabilities.
Recently, Kade’s work has expanded to DEI work with teachers and school leaders, thinking about inclusion in a broader sense. Kade helps teachers uncover their implicit biases, explore their gender, and think about their own experiences with disability, gender, sexuality, religion, culture, and other languages. Only then can they truly build inclusive classroom communities.