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Listen to Season Two of Beyond the Letters!
Season Two of Beyond the Letters is out now! Listen and subscribe today to hear interviews with this season's cohort of inspirational queer educators, led by hosts Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts.
Beyond Quick Fixes to Racial Injustice in Education (Rebroadcast)
Two years ago, we started this episode of the podcast by asking, “how do we go beyond the cosmetic fixes of racial inequality in education?” That question carries even more weight as we re-listen to this conversation from 2018.
This podcast is led by Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul, Heinemann author and co-organizer of the Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project’s Social Justice Saturday. Sonja is joined by then Heinemann Fellows Dr. Kim Parker, Tiana Silvas, and Tricia Ebarvia. Tricia and Kim also organize Disrupt Texts along with their co-founders Lorena German and Julia Torres. Disrupt Texts is a crowdsourced effort for teachers to challenge the traditional canon to create a more inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum. Since this conversation first aired in 2018, all of today’s guests have continued to published books, podcasts, talks, and professional development events on diversity, equity, inclusion, and being anti-racist.
Before we begin, a message to our fellow white educators: we ask that you to do the work that’s necessary to disrupt whiteness and white supremacy within yourselves, your classrooms, and schools. We ask white educators to commit to doing this work now and long after the media coverage of this latest viral bout of racism.
Seek out the work of these authors and other Indigenous, Black, and other People of Color. Follow them on social media, support them by buying their work and attending their events, amplify their voices, and never stop educating yourself.
Here now is Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul leading off the conversation on racial literacy and racial justice in education.”
The Joyful Teacher with Berit Gordon
This week on the podcast we’re joined by Berit Gordon, author of The Joyful Teacher: Strategies for Becoming the Teacher Every Student Deserves.
Berit’s book focuses on reflection and self-agency by providing readers with clear and focused strategies that can be adapted into an individualized practice.
We started our conversation by focusing on the challenges many teachers face when making the shift from pedagogy to practice.
Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Tricia Ebarvia on the Institute for Racial Equity in Literacy 2020
Today we’re sharing a special bonus podcast with you. On June 15th authors Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul & Tricia Ebarvia held a Facebook LIVE session with to talk about their upcoming virtual #IREL20 institutes focused on centering racial equity in our literacy practices.
The first Virtual #IREL20 focuses on Understanding Systemic Racism in Society, Schools, and Classrooms. This institute will be held from July 13th through July 17th.
The second Virtual #IREL20 focuses on Interrogating Internalized Racism in Ourselves and in Our Practice. This institute will be held from July 27th through July 30th.
These events are in collaboration with Heinemann PD Services. Links with more information and registration details are on both the Heinemann PD Services website and the Heinemann blog for this podcast.
What We Do for the Love of Math with Heinemann Fellow Marian Dingle and Dr. Naomi Jessup
This week on the podcast we’re joined by Heinemann Fellow Marian Dingle, and Dr. Naomi Jessup. Marian’s work throughout her fellowship has been focused around her passion about mathematics, seeking to diversify mathematics curriculum through highlighting the work of mathematicians of color. Her guest, Dr. Jessup, is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the College of Education & Human Development’s Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University.
In their conversation today, Marian and Dr. Jessup discuss mathematics as a humanizing force; a tool for finding solutions to social injustice. But too often, structural and systemic forces keep children from believing that they are good at math, setting them too early on trajectories that determine their level of success in mathematics. But a big difference can be made with the right support and encouragement early on and throughout a child's academic career.
Here now, is Marian and Dr. Jessup.
Dismantling Racism in Education (Rebroadcast)
Three years ago, we started this episode of the podcast by saying; not talking about racism is not a solution. We sought to have a conversation about dismantling racism in education after a Heinemann Fellows panel on the subject.