23 episodes

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.

Teaching While White Podcast Teaching While White

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 295 Ratings

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.

    Parenting While White 2

    Parenting While White 2

    Jenna spoke with Ellen Guettlet about her decision to move her children out of a predominantly white school in Minneapolis.

    Episode 22: Talking to Young White Children about Race

    Episode 22: Talking to Young White Children about Race

    We know some white adults want to talk about race and racism with young children but don't know where to strart. In this interview with band members of City Love, we discuss how essential those conversations are and how to get started.

    Parenting While White Part 1- Talking to White Kids About Race

    Parenting While White Part 1- Talking to White Kids About Race

    IIn this episode, Jenna speaks with Mollie Monahan founder of Social Justice Kids, and Debby Irving, racial justice educator, and writer, about the need for talking about race with white kids, and some strategies for how to do it, along with some mistakes and lessons learned.

    Engaging Resistance, CRT and What's Best for Kids Part 2

    Engaging Resistance, CRT and What's Best for Kids Part 2

    In this episode, Jenna sits down with Kimberland Jackson to discuss how she thinks about talking about race with students and the resistance she encounters.

    Engaging Resistance

    Engaging Resistance

    In this episode, Jenna sat down with Nicole Post, an elementary school teacher from St. Louis. Nicole describes how she met with and challenged the resistance she faced from administrators and parents when teaching about race in her classroom.

    Band New Pandemic, Same Old White Supremacy

    Band New Pandemic, Same Old White Supremacy

    Elizabeth sat down with Thu Anh Nguyen to discuss how the pandemic has highlighted white supremacy in schools.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

LaTosca2 ,

Essential Conversations, Many Voices great format

These conversations about race are essential. The host provide great guests and honest musings. So many voices and a great format! Thanks!

1Section leader1 ,

Educational and inspiring

So wonderfully put together. I am learning every day ! So thankful

walffle iron ,

Thankful

I’m thankful that these people are not my children’s teachers.

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