17 episodes

The Be a Better Ally Podcast is a part of The Be a Better Ally Newsletter mission: engaging educators everywhere with thinking that builds more LGBTQ+ inclusive schools. We host leading thinkers and educators who will inspire you to rethink classroom practice, classroom libraries, and policies that make schools welcoming to your entire community. If you are new to LGBTQ+ work or if you are a veteran of anti-bias education, this podcast is a space for all.

Be a Better Ally Tricia Friedman

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The Be a Better Ally Podcast is a part of The Be a Better Ally Newsletter mission: engaging educators everywhere with thinking that builds more LGBTQ+ inclusive schools. We host leading thinkers and educators who will inspire you to rethink classroom practice, classroom libraries, and policies that make schools welcoming to your entire community. If you are new to LGBTQ+ work or if you are a veteran of anti-bias education, this podcast is a space for all.

    Episode 17: An Affirming Space

    Episode 17: An Affirming Space

    On this week we explore ways to create affirming spaces for 'tough conversations' with Maya Carey, a member of Hope Works.

    On this episode she shares norms from Emergent Strategy Adrienne Maree Brown available:http://lqb2.co/blog/2019/01/02/emergent-strategy-group-agreements/

    The Power/Control Wheel:
    https://www.lawc.on.ca/power-control-wheel/

    Learn more about Hope Works
    www.wearehopeworks.org

    Follow them on Twitter:
    @HopeWorksofHC

    • 47 min
    Episode 16: Hold the door open

    Episode 16: Hold the door open

    Dr. José Medina (@JoseMedinaJr89 on Twitter) joins us to explore the ways we need to disrupt the ways we do education.

    Learn more about Dr. Medina: http://drjosemedina.com/
    Explore the resources recommended in this episode:
    Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education – Third Edition
    http://www.cal.org/resource-center/publications-products/guiding-principles-3
    Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders
    https://www.amazon.ca/Cultural-Proficiency-Manual-School-Leaders/dp/141296363X

    • 26 min
    Episode 15: Kickstart change one conference at a time

    Episode 15: Kickstart change one conference at a time

    Conference organizer Danielle shares the story of the HOCO Rainbow Conference:
    https://sites.google.com/hcpss.org/hcpssrainbowconference/home
    Follow them at @HCPSS_Pride to learn more

    • 18 min
    Episode 14: We are ready

    Episode 14: We are ready

    If you have not come across Kathleen Naglee (Head of School, International School of Helsinki)yet, get ready to be inspired.
    On this episode, Kathleen speaks to the importance of being truly inclusive in schools and seeing it as the duty of school leadership to uphold those ideals and walk the talk.
    You can learn more about Kathleen Naglee:
    On Twitter: @KNaglee
    Through her work with Aspire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfh5ZJY7B-A
    Listen to her speak at The Future of Learning Unconference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5c-Y-fBEMg&t=51s
    On the importance of Empathy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FtuFAJDkzc
    Read her thoughts on who gets a seat at the table:
    https://www.tieonline.com/article/2388/whos-missing-at-the-table-

    • 32 min
    Episode 13: What do welcoming schools do?

    Episode 13: What do welcoming schools do?

    On this episode, educator Vica Steel discusses what it takes to have a truly welcoming school environment.

    In this episode, Vica endorses:
    www.welcomingschools.org
    I am Jazz (book)
    Julián is a Mermaid (book)
    Red a crayon's story (book)
    Real Queer America (book)

    Learn more about Mx.
    https://time.com/4106718/what-mx-means/

    If you would like to learn more from Vica Steel, have a listen to this podcast: https://www.wpr.org/evolution-student-teacher-relationships

    • 24 min
    Episode Twelve: Elicit more profound change

    Episode Twelve: Elicit more profound change

    In this episode, Justin will explore the ways we can deliver an anti-bias education that helps break down heterosexism in the primary school classroom.
    Learn more about Justin justingarciaell.com/

    • 13 min

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