What does it mean to be educated for today's modern learner? With the rise in technology, is education a dying field? Are teachers necessary?Join middle school teachers Alyssa and Andre as they explore the ins and outs of today's education system through the lens of equity and social justice. Each episode will explore relevant topics in education from the perspective of two black teachers in an urban school setting.
Dr. GRAY Track Pants and a T-Shirt
So students are getting arrested for their croppy crop tops now? On this week's episode Alyssa and Andre revisit the dress code debate. Tune in as they dive into questions around how clothing is deemed acceptable, is there are way to have no dress code and still establish boundaries and who are dress codes usually penalizing.
The Crop Tops Are Getting Croppier
SUNS OUT GUNS OUT! As the weather gets warmer, the expressive style choices of students can have the playground look like a Bel-Air mansion pool party. Join Alyssa and Andre on this week's episode as they question the need for dress codes in schools.
Can You Exist Too Much?
There is 2 months left in the school year and burnout is slowly creeping back in. In trying to keep spirits up and moral high in your school building can people find you to be "too much"? Tune in as Alyssa and Andre as they examine the feeling of being unappreciated and maybe taking up too much space in the school.
Old School vs. New School
Do teachers that focus on building relationships find it difficult to create boundaries? Should note taking periods be abandoned? Do "Pinterest Teachers" lack the ability to actually teach? These questions and more are answered as Alyssa and Andre unpack the differences between old and new school teaching practises.
What is a Cool Kid?
Were you seen as a "cool kid" when you were in middle school? How does your "what makes a cool kid" criteria match up to today's middle school "cool kid"? Alyssa and Andre tackle these questions and more in this episode that is rooted in building connections with the students in your building.
Do Teachers Gossip?
Alyssa and Andre have built this podcast on giving their listeners a behind the scene look into the minds of teachers and the day to day inner workings of a school building. "It's Real Teachers. Real Talk". But can "Real Talk" actually be gossip? Tune in as Alyssa and Andre share their thoughts on teacher gossip.
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