29 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 • 308 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.

    Coping with Racial Stress with Dr. Howard Stevenson

    Coping with Racial Stress with Dr. Howard Stevenson

    What does Cross racial solidarity look, sound and feel like? Elizabeth and Liza speak with Dr. Howard Stevenson about the need to acknowledge racial stress so that we can be authentic and antiracist in our cross racial relationships.

    Cross Racial Solidarity

    Cross Racial Solidarity

    In this episode, Jenna and Liza talk with a cross racial team, Dr. Tabitha Moore and Erin Maguire from Vermont public schools about how they have been able to build a successful collaboration across race to effect greater change.

    Episode 27: Our New Co-Host Liza Talusan!

    Episode 27: Our New Co-Host Liza Talusan!

    Jenna sits down to interview Liza, our new co-host, and they discuss what it it means to have principled partnerships across race.

    Episode 26: Why Tracking Doesn't Add Up

    Episode 26: Why Tracking Doesn't Add Up

    In this episode, we interview two teachers who detracked their math classes. We also spoke with some of their students to find out the impact of tracking and how we can make math literacy more equitable for all.

    Despite the Best Intentions

    Despite the Best Intentions

    Jenna Speaks with John Diamond and Amanda Lewis about the role of white educators and white parents in perpetuating racial disparities.

    As a Matter of Track

    As a Matter of Track

    In this episode, Jenna speaks with Kevin Welner, about the system of tracking, or ability based groupings, and the large racial disparities in Gifted and Talented, and Honors classes. Kevin Welner is a white, male professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder, and directs the National Education Policy Center. He specializes in educational policy and law, and is the author of several books, including co-editor with Prudence Carter of “Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

vfbirk ,

Much needed

Excellent episodes I discuss with friends and colleagues regularly

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

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