Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Because "white" does not mean a blank slate. It is a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged; it is what passes for normal. This means if you are not white or don’t adhere to those assumptions, you are abnormal or less than. TWW wants to have conversations about those assumptions: what they are, how they impact our students, and how we can confront our assumptions to promote racial literacy.
Elena Aguilar on Coaching for Equity
Elizabeth sits down with author and coach, Elena Aguilar to talk about how race shows up in teaching coaching relationships.
Racial Identity for White People with Dr. Janet Helms
Dr. Janet Helms explains why she created a model that outlines how White people come to understand their racial identity.
Mockingbird in the Classroom
A follow up from, To Teach or To Kill a Mockingbird, in this episode we hear from a group of multiracial students about their experiences studying this iconic text in schools
Episode 14 - No Neutral Zone
In this episode, Jenna speaks with William Yepes, a Spanish teacher in Cambridge, MA who is originally from Columbia. William talks about the false notion of "remaining neutral," and how his journey to becoming a US citizen defined his identity and his teaching practice.
Episode 13 - Beyond the Bookclub: Antiracism in Action
What can White teachers do in this moment to take action in the midst of the duel pandemics or Covid and Racism? Our guests, Jose Vilson, and Kelly Wickham Hurst give their insights as two educators who are leading efforts to move schools towards antiracism.
Other resources mentioned in this episode: Educolor How to Start a Plan and Take Action Against Racism
Episode 12: Hate Groups Recruiting White Students
Join us as we interview Shelly Tochluk and Christine Saxman who have been investigating white supremacist organizations and their tactics for recruiting white youth as new members, and what teachers and parents can do about it.
Educational and inspiring
So wonderfully put together. I am learning every day ! So thankful
I’m thankful that these people are not my children’s teachers.
I’ve learned so much!
Make more podcasts! They are so helpful!