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 •  Name: Menelik Tafari
 •  Title: Teacher / Consultant / Researcher
 •  Affiliation: UCLA & Crossroads School
 •  Website: []
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Menelik Tafari has been a speaker at IndieCade events.

About Menelik Tafari

Menelik Tafari is a teacher, researcher, and consultant based out of Los Angeles, California.

In the classroom, Menelik has taught every subject (grades 6-12) using game-based and design-based instruction. His doctoral research at UCLA focuses on school design and iteration; and the integration of encounter groups, culture circles and design teams. He participates and supports multiple research projects, including the study of Relational Pedagogy in high-tech medical encounters; a play-based after-school program for the UCLA Community School; and a Soka Education research group at Soka University of America which he advises. He currently serves as the Middle School Diversity Coordinator and Life Skills instructor at Crossroads School.