100 episodes

This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.

Leading Equity Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. Leading Equity podcaster

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 190 Ratings

This podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school. On this podcast, listeners can expect to hear interviews and stories from voices of equity in education today.

    LE 224: How to Teach Students About Entrepreneurship with Bro. Henry McDavid

    LE 224: How to Teach Students About Entrepreneurship with Bro. Henry McDavid

    About Bro. Henry McDavid
    Henry McDavid, is the co-founder of KIKIFER’S Entrepreneurial Academy, the largest national entrepreneurial academy producing 6 figure earning students K-12. Henry is a well known author, professional speaker, and business coach and serial entrepreneur.
    Henry's entrepreneurial spirit started young. While in high school Henry started a youth organization at Dekalb High School which garnered national attention bring him into the spotlight for his unique ability to take young black high school students with D’s and F’s and turn them into A's by establishing a passion for reading books.
    Based in Chicago, Henry's goal is to provide an opportunity for future generations to be financially stable early, so that they can enjoy what financial freedom truly brings to life. Entrepreneurship fosters and thrives off of innovation. Innovation impacts not one person but all of humanity.
    Show Highlights
    Kikifers Academy Entrepreneurship as a student Teaching kids about business strategies Mentoring students Stories of successful entrepreneurship Teaching financial literacy Connect with Henry
    Email: info@resinnovation.org
    www.kikifersacademy.org
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room
    Free Course on Implicit Bias
    20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities
    EDUCATOR THERAPY VIRTUAL SUMMIT REGISTRATION
    Equity Leaders Accelerator 2.0
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies

    • 45 min
    LE 223: There’s No Such Thing as Universal Good Teaching with Dr. Geneva Gay

    LE 223: There’s No Such Thing as Universal Good Teaching with Dr. Geneva Gay

    EDUCATOR THERAPY VITURAL SUMMIT REGISTRATION
    About Geneva Gay, Ph.D.
    Geneva Gay is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she taught multicultural education and general curriculum theory. She is nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching related to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning. Her writings include numerous articles and book chapters; the co-editorship of Expressively Black: The Cultural Basis of Ethnic Identity; author of At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education, and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research; and editor of Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency.
    Show Highlights
    Gay shares her teaching background The origins of Culturally Responsive Teaching Defining Culturally Responsive Teaching Learning about your students and their needs Going beyond academics Kids on the battlefront psychologically Critical Race Theory and Culturally Responsive Teaching Connect with Geneva
    Email: ggay@uw.edu
    Additional Resources
    Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room
    Free Course on Implicit Bias
    20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities
    EDUCATOR THERAPY VITURAL SUMMIT REGISTRATION
    Equity Leaders Accelerator 2.0
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies

    • 45 min
    LE 222: What Students are Saying About Teacher Bias with Darlene Reyes

    LE 222: What Students are Saying About Teacher Bias with Darlene Reyes

    About Darlene Reyes
    Darlene Reyes is a first-generation Salvadoran-American and alumna from Northwestern University. After graduation, Darlene became an AmeriCorps member for City Year, Washington, D.C. (CYDC), which motivated her to pursue a career in education. She is a 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowship Aluma who was selected to conduct research on the Imposter Syndrome in Brazil within Higher Education. Her first language is Spanish and she has a high proficiency in Portuguese. Darlene is an advocate for educational equity passionate about holistic solutions for students of all backgrounds especially students with layered identities such as students of color, first-generation, and low socioeconomic backgrounds.
    Show Highlights
    The Advocacy Room Students working through gender bias at school Bias in classroom norms What happens when we place the burden on our students Student empowerment Connect with Darlene
    Email: darlene@leadingequitycenter.com
    Additional Resources
    LE189: How to Lead a Social Justice Affinity Group
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room
    Free Course on Implicit Bias
    20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities
    Equity Leaders Accelerator 2.0
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies

    • 35 min
    LE 221: It’s More of a Process than a Product with Dr. Emily Affolter

    LE 221: It’s More of a Process than a Product with Dr. Emily Affolter

    About Emily Alicia Affolter, Ph.D.
    Dr. Emily Alicia Affolter is the director of and faculty for Prescott College's Sustainability Education Ph.D. Program.Prior to serving in this role, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE). Emily earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Multicultural Education from the UW working alongside Dr. Geneva Gay, founder of culturally responsive teaching. Emily's current scholarship, dissemination, and facilitation revolve around culturally responsive pedagogy for teachers and leaders in K-12 settings and STEM higher education, and harnessing equity literacy in teaching methods, content, policy, and leadership. 
    Show Highlights
    Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Creating spaces for vulnerability Systemic change DWGs Investigating your current practices Connect with Emily
    Email: eaffolter@prescott.edu
    Additional Resources
    Leading Educators to Wokeness: Cultivating Equity Professional Development Through Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Emily Affolter
    Free Course on Implicit Bias
    20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities
    Equity Leaders Accelerator 2.0
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room

    • 32 min
    LE 220: Trauma and Postsecondary Success with Dr. Plashan McCune

    LE 220: Trauma and Postsecondary Success with Dr. Plashan McCune

    About Plashan McCune, Ed.D.
    Dr. Plashan McCune, brings over 30 years of experience in operationalizing mental health practices into educational settings. Her accomplishments are combining mental health and education for better life outcomes for professionals and students.
    Her experiences include: Serving as an administrator for elementary thru high school in Chicago, Denver and Oakland. Adjunct Professor at Univ. of San Francisco, Leading Criminal Justice Reform and Mediation as a trainer with Northwestern Law School. Founder of a global leadership program for African American Young Ladies (AAYLS.)  She is also the author of Trauma and Postsecondary Success A Framework for Systemic Change and presents and trains on this topic globally. Her career has been informed by her passion for social justice and systems reform to ensure opportunity and success for underserved populations. Dr. McCune specializes in infusing Trauma-Informed/Sensitive Practices focused on Culturally Responsiveness within organizations and educational institutions.
    Show Highlights
    African American Young Ladies Summit Trauma and postsecondary success Supporting students with trauma Creating rules, consequences, and expectations MTSS Investigating your current practices Connect with Plashan
    Email: higherlearningu@gmail.com
    Website: Higher Learning U
    Additional Resources
    Trauma and Postsecondary Success: A Framework for Systemic Change
    Free Course on Implicit Bias
    20 Diversity Equity and Inclusion Activities
    Equity Leaders Accelerator 2.0
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room

    • 44 min
    LE 219: A Black Male Educators Experience Teaching Abroad with Johnnie Jackson

    LE 219: A Black Male Educators Experience Teaching Abroad with Johnnie Jackson

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    About Johnnie Jackson, MBA
    Johnnie Jackson (he/him/his) is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Supervisor for Marion City Schools. He is the author of Meditating Gunrunner Speaking, Part I: A Black Male Journey Teaching in South Korea. His dream is to diversify study abroad, international education, and teacher education! 
    Show Highlights
    Teaching abroad in South Korea Connecting with other Black residents Skills developed overseas Study abroad demographics Heritage programs Equity challenges abroad Connect with Johnnie
    Email: jjackson2@mcspresidents.org
    Additional Resources
    Diversity Abroad
    Meditating Gunrunner Speaking, Part I: A Black Male Journey Teaching in South Korea
    Annihilating Racial Injustice in School Course
    FREE AUDIO COURSE: Race, Advocacy, and Social Justice Studies
    Learn more about the Advocacy Room

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

IkigaiT ,

Just Joined

This podcast shares fabulous tips and tools for educators. It has valuable information to apply to our instruction. Great work!

V_thoms ,

A MUST for Educators!

I can’t recommend this podcast series enough for both current and prospective educators. I’ve learned, changed, and implemented so many new ideas and perspectives in my work in order to be better for myself, students, and colleagues. Sheldon, the host, feels like a long-term peer trying to provide the best, unbiased advice possible. This series is apart of my Monday commute and I look forward to it every week! Thank you, Sheldon!

A Kyro ,

Invaluable Note-worthy guidance

Thankyou so much for guiding me in my anti racism journey. I am an art teacher in a predominantly white rural school district. I feel it is imperative that my students learn to be anti-rascist citizens of the world. I have stopped while listening to make many notes because your information is so valuable.

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