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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

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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 151: How to Create Solutions in Education About Race with Principal Dee

    LE 151: How to Create Solutions in Education About Race with Principal Dee

    About Principal Deidre (Dee) Hannible
    Principal Dee is an educational leader with nearly twenty years of experience serving students, teachers, and families from all walks of life. She believes in fostering positive and energetic environments where students and staff excel. Throughout her educational career, she has persistently developed, trained, and implemented curriculum and researched-based best practices to close student and teacher achievement gaps. She is currently a proud middle school principal in Texas, and the host of the podcast, Unapologetically Educated.
    Show Highlights
    Why it’s important to have conversations about race in schools Essential life lessons Engaging in racial conversations Avoiding the conversations and settling for a video instead Do your homework Setting the stage Ethnic studies Connect with Principal Dee
    www.Unapologeticallyeducated.com
    @DeeEducated
    Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

    • 27 min
    LE 150: The Inclusive Classroom with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard

    LE 150: The Inclusive Classroom with Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard

    About Brad Weinstein
    Brad Weinstein is the Chief Innovation Officer and a co-founder of BehaviorFlip, the first software that utilizes restorative practices. He has been featured in numerous high-profile publications and podcasts including Washington Post, Cult of Pedagogy, and School Leaders Now. Brad also created TeacherGoals on social media, which is one of the most popular educational accounts in the world.

    Brad worked as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in downtown Indianapolis. Prior to that, he served as principal on the eastside of Indianapolis. Brad is a former teacher of the year and taught for 11 years at the middle school and elementary school level. He holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed a Principal Licensure Program from Indiana Wesleyan University.
    About Nathan Maynard
    Nathan Maynard is a youth advocate, educational leader, and change maker. He is the co-author of Washington Post bestselling and award-winning Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Nathan also is the co-founder of BehaviorFlip, the first restorative behavior management software. Nathan studied behavioral neuroscience at Purdue University and has been facilitating restorative practices for more than 10 years. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” through dedicating his time with helping underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system in Indiana. He was instrumental in the design and opening of Purdue University's first high school in 2017, Purdue Polytechnic High School, serving underserved and underprivileged youth in inner city Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to his four years as a school administrator, he was a youth worker and program director in a youth residential treatment care center. He is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices. Nathan has expertise in Dialectical Behavioral Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed building practices to assist with creating positive school climates.
    Show Highlights
    Inclusive school environments Identifying if our schools are inclusive Inclusivity in online spaces Going beyond lip service Getting staff on board with inclusivity and promoting social justice Connect with Brad
    @WeinsteinEdu
    Connect with Nathan
    @NmaynardEdu
    @BehaviorFlip
    www.behaviorflip.com
    Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins
     

    • 40 min
    LE 149: Strength in Numbers: When BIPOC Support Each Other’s Initiatives with Dr. Sawsan Jaber

    LE 149: Strength in Numbers: When BIPOC Support Each Other’s Initiatives with Dr. Sawsan Jaber

    About Sawsan Jaber, Ph.D.
    A global educator with twenty years of experience in a variety of positions, Dr. Sawsan Jaber is an educational leader in multiple settings in the U.S. and abroad. She has a passion for facilitating critical conversations about equity in schools with educators and educational leaders. Sawsan is a Board Director of Our Voice Alliance charged with amplifying voices of teachers of color to create more equity for students of color.  Sawsan is a National Board Certificate candidate.  She is the founder of Education Unfiltered Consulting. Sawsan is one of the founding members of the Arab American Education Network. She is a featured speaker in regional, national, and international educator conferences. 
    Show Highlights
    BIPOC supporting each other The fear of saying the wrong thing Challenges in racial equality and advocacy Words without action Connect with Sawsan
    educationunfiltered@gmail.com
    @SJEducate
    Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

    • 30 min
    LE 148: A Discussion on Linguistic Equity with Dr. Barbara (BK) Kennedy

    LE 148: A Discussion on Linguistic Equity with Dr. Barbara (BK) Kennedy

    About Barbara (BK) Kennedy, Ed.D.
    Dr. Barbara Kennedy ("BK"), co-author of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition (2018), is the founder of GlobaLingo Education Consulting, LLC. A multilingual educator and advocate for equity for over thirty years, BK has served as a teacher of world languages and bilingual education, district administrator, national consultant, and state director. Fluent in English, German, and Spanish, BK has conducted research on the bilingual teacher shortage in US K-12 schools. She devotes her everyday energies to supporting dual language educators in equity-focused program design, redesign, and evaluation, as well as through professional development.
    Show Highlights
    Utilizing world language Emerging Bilingual and Multilingual Education Discovering languages Linguistic Equity Certification challenges Some strategies for recruiting multilingual teachers Compensation for multilingual educators Connect with BK
    globalingoed@gmail.com
    http://www.globalingoed.com/
     Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

    • 45 min
    LE 147: Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with Dr. Ambra Green

    LE 147: Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with Dr. Ambra Green

    About Ambra Green, Ph.D.
    Dr. Ambra L. Green is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at The University of Texas at Arlington. Her research is focused on behavior disorders, positive behavior intervention and supports, and disproportionality in special education referrals and exclusionary practices. She has experience working within the U.S. Department of Education Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP) and serves on the OSEP Center on PBIS equity workgroup. She is a national special education scholar with publications and funded research focused on diverse learners with disabilities and issues of inequity and injustice for vulnerable populations.
    Show Highlights
    What is PBIS? PBIS vs RTI Benefits of PBIS Challenges of PBIS Flexibility in PBIS Connect with Ambra
    Ambra.green@uta.edu
    Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

    • 26 min
    LE 146: How to Recognize and Support Students with Eating Disorders with Dr. Kelli Rugless

    LE 146: How to Recognize and Support Students with Eating Disorders with Dr. Kelli Rugless

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    About Kelli Rugless, Psy.D.
    Dr. Kelli Rugless is a Licensed Psychologist and the owner of Flourish Psychology, a private psychological practice dedicated to meeting the unique needs of women. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master’s degree and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Health Psychology, from Loma Linda University. Dr. Kelli is a Board Member at Breaking the Chains Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on using creative arts as tools for healing eating disorders, disordered eating and negative body image. Her work focuses on delivering evidenced-based services in a culturally-sensitive manner to the women in her practice as well as making psychological concepts more relevant and accessible to the general population. She has participated in a number of panels, podcasts, magazine articles, and speaking engagements and is in production of her own podcast “The Hangup” which focuses specifically on uplifting women by discussing our unique strengths and how to capitalize on them in our everyday lives.  Dr. Kelli is a member of several professional associations including the American Psychological Association, The Academy for Eating Disorders, and the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals. Dr. Kelli lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two sons
    Show Highlights
    Equitable Learning Spaces Coaching Teachers Strategies for Instructional Coaches Issues with Bias and White Supremacy Healing Conversations Connect with Kelli
    IG: dr.kellirugless
    Website: www.drkellirugless.com
    Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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131 Ratings

Nickazord ,

Getting My Education

Every episode challenges, engages, and changes my way of thinking. Thank you, Doc! This podcast is a must for all educators- especially white folks like me who need our perspective shifted, our vocabulary modified, and our awareness heightened. I can’t recommend this enough.

Amy S- 6th grade teacher ,

Love the advocacy

So many great ideas here! I heard some episodes awhile ago, but I just came back to it and am catching up. I love that this is shedding light on small and big problems. It’s so nice to feel like someone understands the issues in education and is willing to dig deeper than bandaid solutions. I appreciate the balance of big picture ideas and useful strategies.

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PBIS with Dr Green

Thank you Dr Green for shedding light in PBIS. I am on my schools team and have been training but you have given me things to rethink when it comes to focusing on equity within PBIS framework

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