EDUCVIII with Dr. Jefferson is the talk show that makes the connections between research, policies, and practitioners that are too often missing from the American education system.
Final Exam-Educviii: Final Exam
From Common Core to Singapore Math, robotics to creative writing, student athletes, ADHD and many other topics, we've covered a lot of ground on this program over the past 14 months. Dr. Jefferson gives a brief synopsis.
Improving Schools-Educviii: Author Karin Chenoweth
Karin Chenoweth is author of How It's Being Done: Urgent Lessons from Unexpected Schools , which examines in detail how eight high-poverty and high-minority schools have achieved academic success. It also examines how Massachusetts has become the highest achieving state in the nation. Chenoweth's earlier work includes It's Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools
Improving Schools-Educviii: Dr. Deborah Brennan
Dr. Brennan is an experienced educator & advocate for quality education for all students. She is passionate about equity in education both for students of poverty and gifted students. She has two Master's degrees and has a doctorate of education degree in special education, teaching gifted and talented from the University of Northern Colorado.
African American Literature and Education-African American Education: Dr. Darius D. Prier
Darius Prier is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, School of Education, Duquesne University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and B.A. and M.P.A. degrees from Wright State University. Prier is currently working on a forthcoming text, The Media war on Black male youth in urban education, which will be published with Routledge. He speaks nationally on matters related to urban youth culture, leadership, and social justice education.
African American Literature and Education-African American Literature: Janet Cheatham Bell
Janet Cheatham Bell is a writer, editor and independent scholar, who has pursued her dream of creating and publishing books since 1986. Her first title Famous Black Quotations and some not so famous was self-published that year, and later licensed to Warner Books. Since then shes published nine additional quotation books. The quotations she identified and compiled have become part of the cultural lexicon and been used in classrooms, books, movies and television series. A former education consultant for the Indiana Department of Education, Janet has also taught African American literature at a number of colleges. In 1995 and 1996 New City, Chicagos newspaper of literature and the arts, named her to The Lit 50: Chicagos Book World, Who Really Counts. Janets coming-of-age memoir, The Time and Place That Gave Me Life, published by Indiana University Press in 2007, was called one of the best forms of social history.
The Political Classroom-Educviii: Adeola Tella-Williams
Adeola Tella-Williams has been teaching for over 15 years. She began teaching in East New York (Brooklyn); left Brooklyn and taught in Japan for one semester. Upon returning to the states, she landed a teaching job on Long Island where she has taught for the past ten years. Her love of culture, politics, and fairness drives how she presents events in history to her students. A life long learner, Adeola is constantly in search of new information about teaching, learning, and how she can best link the past to the present.