Author, educator, speaker, consultant, co-founder of GritCrewEDU...Traci Browder, takes us behind the curtains of her classroom, into the living room with her family, and guides us to the heart of equity & antiracism awareness. Traci gives us the secrets to disrupting educational normalcy in this provocatively riveting podcast for educators. From new teachers to veterans to administrators, everyone walks away empowered, inspired, and ready to shatter ceilings to take students to new educational heights.
Connect further with Traci by visiting her website, TraciBrowder.com; Twitter @TraciBrowder; or email Traci@TraciBrowder.com
Thursday Thoughts S5 E5
Post after post, news segment after news segment are filled with incidents of hate. Riding in the car with family on the way home today, I came across a post that anchored my stomach to the ground.
"If this high school is having problems, how long has it been predominantly African American?"
This comment was taken from a video that has gone viral on Twitter. A citizen spoke at a school board meeting against the removal of certain structural pieces of history. He referenced slaves obeying their masters.
When is this going to change? When will people's hearts be transformed? When will the hatred end?
I began to write this poem in the car after watching this horrific clip multiple times in disbelief. I think I found myself thinking, "Surely, the message will be different when it plays again."
I give you, a poem from the pain in my soul, "When?"
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Woke Wednesday S5 E4
This is a special episode - a must-listen for every educator, every administrator.
If you've listened to the podcast at length, you know about three series: Monday Matters Rethinking SEL, Equity Talk Tuesday, and Woke Wednesday Rockin' Remote Learning. Today's episode focuses on elements of all three series.
Celebrating students is an essential element of every classroom and every school. Amplifying voices and honoring diversity should be woven into the fibers of every moment of every day.
You will be amazed at what happens in a classroom when we are intentional about mental health, equity, and diversity. Be sure to listen to the full episode, student voices are woven into this episode and the talent is absolutely mind-blowing.
Please share your thoughts by tagging @intelligogy or @TraciBrowder on Twitter. I'd be honored if you would consider sharing this episode with other educators and continuing the conversation....how are you celebrating student voices?
Monday Matters Rethinking SEL S5 E3
Recorded 1 week prior to its release, Traci was just returning to school after the historically catastrophic Texas Winter Storm of February, 2021. In this episode, she makes a heartfelt plea to educators to slow down and connect with students...connecting over teaching, connecting over assessing. As Traci dives deep into the conversation, her son walks into the room, and you know what that means...it's a conversation between the mom and son duo!
Listeners get to hear a teen's perspective of returning to school after disaster and how teachers engaged with students on their first day back.
This conversation promises to challenge your thinking, direct you to reevaluate how you connect with students, and reflect on your prioritization of instruction and social emotional needs of students.
Woke Wednesday S5 E2 Inauguration Day
Historically beautiful. A day full of hope, empowerment, challenge, commitment, renewal, and democracy.
January 20, 2021.
The United States of America inaugurates its 46th President.
The historic inauguration of the country's first female, non-white vice president.
The most diverse administration in the nation's history.
"A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer," President J. Biden.
Are you committed to the call to action to unite? To make the dream of racial equality and justice for all become a powerful truth?
Intelligogy The Podcast Monday Matters S5 E1
This episode! The fire is all over the place in 2021's first episode of Intelligogy The Podcast with Monday Matters Rethinking SEL.
Traci challenges us, pushes us beyond our comfort zone to rethink social emotional learning in innovate, fun, and passionate ways.
"If kids don't see that we care, they have nothing to care about (when it comes to class)."
"Give them all you've got from your heart and they will give you all they've got from all they've got from their hearts and minds."
Traci connects all the dots in this powerful episode.
Connect with Traci on Twitter at @https://twitter.com/tracibrowder (Traci Browder) or https://twitter.com/intelligogy (@Intelligogy) to let her know how rethinking SEL is changing the landscape of. your classroom, school, and community.
Intelligogy The Podcast Thursday Thoughts S4 E10
Traci has an intimately transparent conversation with listeners about the struggle of 2020. We hear hope, courage, and support in her passionate message about struggle. Traci encourages us to reach out to our support systems and gives us the reminder that nothing is too tough to share.
Not only does Traci address those of us carrying the burden of struggles, she talks with those of us who are support systems. She challenges us to ask the difficult questions and prepares us to not afraid of the response we might receive...to instead be prepared to be a source of hope and encouragement. She leaves us the promise that light will come.
Traci approaches an extremely delicate topic with grace, love, hope, and promise on this final day of 2020.
Light will come.
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Mrs.Traci you are a work of art! Your wisdom that you chose to pass on are true GEMS! I’ve known you for years and seeing this podcast come to the masses is something much needed in today’s culture! We love you, Traci Browder!❤️