59 episodes

(A)broad in Education is a podcast on a mission to (dis)cover routes (rōōts) through conscious conversations about EDPats. EDPats are expatriate educational professionals working in schools outside of their home countries.

(A)broad in Education Tiffany Lachelle Smith

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

(A)broad in Education is a podcast on a mission to (dis)cover routes (rōōts) through conscious conversations about EDPats. EDPats are expatriate educational professionals working in schools outside of their home countries.

    Baecation Chronicles: Courtney and Zenani

    Baecation Chronicles: Courtney and Zenani

    SHOW NOTES:
    Tiffany Lachelle chats with Courtney Anderson and Zenani Fogg about their life-changing trip to South Africa and Kenya. While living their entire single girl lives, a winter break trip turns into life-long connections. Dive into this fairytale alongside your host Tiffany Smith!

    Listener Discretion Advised*: This episode makes references to sensitive topics that might be triggering for some listeners.

    SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES:
    Courtney Anderson on Facebook, @coco.ngindu (Twitter)
    Zenani Fogg on Facebook, @missfog (Twitter)

    If you like what you’re hearing be sure to support the show!

    1. Share the episode: It literally takes a click to send it and it’s off. Listenership helps with sponsorship and with sponsorship, we all win!

    2. Leave a Review: Right on your podcast app or go over to Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think. What’s on your mind?

    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Epedimic Sound.

    Want to continue this conversation with other EDpats? Subscribe to the podcast and subscribe to the newsletter. 

    • 1 hr
    Not Trailing but, Traveling Spouse Syndrome with Juanita Ingram

    Not Trailing but, Traveling Spouse Syndrome with Juanita Ingram

    SHOW NOTES:
    In this week's episode, Tiffany Lachelle is joined by attorney, author, and actress Juanita Ingram. Juanita left everything she knew behind when her husband got a job overseas. In this episode, they discuss Juanita’s experience as a Black woman in the legal profession, not trailing but, traveling spouse syndrome, and family life in London and Taiwan. If you want to hear more from Juanita and her show The Expats International Ingrams, check out episode 52 of (A)broad in Education!

    RESOURCES:
    Watch The Expats International Ingrams on Amazon Prime! Juanita’s Website

    SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES: 
    @iamjuanitaingram

    If you like what you’re hearing be sure to support the show!

    1. Share the episode: It literally takes a click to send it and it’s off. Listenership helps with sponsorship and with sponsorship, we all win!

    2. Leave a Review: Right on your podcast app or go over to Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think. What’s on your mind?
     
    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Epedimic Sound.

    Want to continue this conversation with other EDpats? Subscribe to the podcast and subscribe to the newsletter. 

    • 41 min
    Relationships Abroad: Carolyn van Es Vines on Black and (A)broad

    Relationships Abroad: Carolyn van Es Vines on Black and (A)broad

    Welcome to the first episode of Relationships (A)Broad. It's a series where I take you through individual stories from Black women who transnationalized their relationships while transforming their understanding of what it means to love and be loved.

    This week I'm joined by Carolyn van es Vines, author of the book Black and (A)broad: Traveling Beyond the Limitations of Identity. In this episode, Carolyn and I discuss her book and the complexity of her decision to migrate to the Netherlands with her Dutch boyfriend, now husband, Vince.  At the crux of this episode, Carolyn expresses the need for Black women to travel the world in order to process and unpack their identities to (re)imagine what it means to be a strong Black woman.   

    Carolyn is an intercultural expert who believes in the power of journaling and declares that "Journaling slows us down so that we can start paying attention to how we're feeling, eventually without judging either the feeling or ourselves." If you want to engage in an "effective way to practice mindfulness," join Carolyn at her virtual Journal With Me  session on September 11, 2021 at 8am CST. You can register here if you're interested! I'll be there!   

    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album. Music from Epidemic Sound.

    Want to continue the conversation about EDPats? Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter! 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Welcome to Season 4!

    Welcome to Season 4!

    Hey, Everybody! Welcome back to (A)Broad in Education!

    I've been on a long hiatus while completing my dissertation, but I'm finally back with another amazing season! In Season 4, I'm focusing on relationships abroad! It's a topic that seems to pique the interest of so many who aspire to know what it's really like living abroad. I bring forward the voices of eight Black American women who share their stories about internationalizing their marriages, ridding themselves of excess relational baggage, and even the baecation that turned into a staycation!

    This is definitely a season you don't want to miss! 
     
    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album. Music from Epidemic Sound.

    Want to continue the conversation about EDPats? Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter! 

    • 7 min
    Bonus Episode: (Dis)Covering Routes: An Inside Look into the Exodus of Some US Black Teachers

    Bonus Episode: (Dis)Covering Routes: An Inside Look into the Exodus of Some US Black Teachers

    How did there come to be so few African American educators in the US PK-12 system? In 1950, half of all Black professionals in the United States (US) were teachers, compared to less than a quarter of white professionals (Cole, 1986). Yet, according to the National Center of Educational Statistics, of the 3.8 million teachers in the US teaching profession during the 2017/18 school year, African American teachers only represented 250,000. African American teachers are entering the education system, but factors contributing to why we leave are at the center of many educational scholars' research agendas.   

    In partnership with the Community of Scholars Program (COSP) at the University of Minnesota, in this episode, listen as Tiffany Lachelle takes you through her attrition story. She reveals details about her decision, and the decision of some other African American teachers in the United Arab Emirates, to leave the US  PK-12 profession for teaching opportunities abroad. The full transcript of this episode can be found on SPARK.

    Part 1: Introduction
    Dubai to Amsterdam
    Part 2: Study Abroad as an Identity (Re)formation-2:47 
    Part 3: Research Question and the Background of Black American Teachers- 6:08
    Part 4: Black American Expatriates- James Baldwin-  8:50
    Amsterdam to Detroit
    Part 5: Background of the International School Market- 14:06
    Part 6: Safety as a Factor to Remain in the United Arab Emirates- 20:00
    Detroit to St. Louis
    Part 7: Podcasting  as Storytelling: Where are the Teacher Conversations? - 23:20
    Part 8: Significant Layovers between Departures and Arrivals - I'm Home- 28:30


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    3. Leave a Review: You can leave a review right on your podcast app or go over to Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think. What’s on your mind?
    4.  Leave a tip: Think of a tip as a virtual “round of applause.” This way, in the near future, we can hire a team and pay these folks to conspire our ideas into fruition! 
    CashApp: $tifsmith15
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    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Editing by Layne Bower, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Pixabay and Epedimic Sound. 
    Want to continue this conversation with other EDpats? Join us in the EDpat Lounge!

    • 31 min
    Introduction to Bonus Episode: Filling in the Silence

    Introduction to Bonus Episode: Filling in the Silence

    Hey, ya'll.
    Here's an introduction to Bonus Episode that you'll hear following this episode. We want to be sure to keep you updated about what's happening behind the scenes of (A)Broad in Education and remind you of ways to continue supporting the podcast.

    We hope you enjoy! 

    Want to Contribute to (A)Broad in Education? Here's how:

    1. Share the episode: If there is someone who comes to mind while listening, share it with them. It literally takes a click to send it and it’s off. Listenership helps with sponsorship and with sponsorship, we all win! 
    2. Subscribe: Subscribe to the podcast and subscribe to the newsletter.
    3. Leave a Review: You can leave a review right on your podcast app or go over to Twitter or Instagram and tell me what you think. What’s on your mind?
    4.  Leave a tip: Think of a tip as a virtual “round of applause.” This way, in the near future, we can hire a team and pay these folks to conspire our ideas into fruition!
    CashApp: $tifsmith15
    Venmo: @Tiffany-Smith-134
    Paypal: @tiffanysmith0315

    (A)Broad in Education is produced by Tiffany Lachelle Smith, Editing by Layne Bower, Music by Reallionaire Jream. You can access Lady Justice on his Post Cards Album on Sound Cloud. Music by Pixabay and Epedimic Sound. 
    Want to continue this conversation with other EDpats? Join us in the EDpat Lounge!

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Honestlycme ,

A Voice for “Edpats”

When you are a POC who works in international education, sometimes you may feel as if this journey is a lot or you want to seek a connection. This show does exactly that by relating stories and experiences of life abroad within the work and creating relationships. If you ever thought about working abroad or currently out in the universe, this show is for you.

NSLB97654 ,

Great Storytelling

This is an insightful podcast, educational, engaging and entertaining. Definitely worth a listen.

MariaBertrand ,

A Must-Listen

It's currently June, 2020. Much of the national dialogue is about the racism inherent in America. But how is that racism perpetuated in the educational systems that send and hire Black American teachers abroad? Through eye-opening, insightful, and impactful discussions, Tiffany brings us along to answer this and similar questions.

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