48 episodes

Dee Lanier and Ken Shelton are brothers, intellectuals, and equity-enthusiasts, just having regular conversations about things that matter to the culture. For the record, we're not late talking about these issues, you just may be late in hearing it! Find us on Twitter: Ken Shelton: @k_shelton Dee Lanier: @deelanier Brian Smith Sr: @BrianRSmithSr

The Liberated Educator Ken Shelton and Dee Lanier

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

Dee Lanier and Ken Shelton are brothers, intellectuals, and equity-enthusiasts, just having regular conversations about things that matter to the culture. For the record, we're not late talking about these issues, you just may be late in hearing it! Find us on Twitter: Ken Shelton: @k_shelton Dee Lanier: @deelanier Brian Smith Sr: @BrianRSmithSr

    Live at ISTE with Leon Tynes

    Live at ISTE with Leon Tynes

    Though our time seemed short in New Orleans, LA this year, it was very important to take the tame and get a recording with none other than Leon Tynes, @ISTE ‘18 Award, @NatGeoEducation GTF,  @Fulbrightteach, #PBSDigitalInnovator & @thehenryford Innov Award winner. 

    Dee and Ken were able to catch Leon downstairs and this is what they were able to talk about...


    Produced by 414 Media 
    Music by Chillhop Records. 

    • 19 min
    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Talking Being A Dad, A Father's Day Special

    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Talking Being A Dad, A Father's Day Special

    In absence of Ken, I get to join this very special conversation about fatherhood with our featured guest, Daryl Johnson. 

    • 41 min
    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Yaritza Villalba Part 2

    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Yaritza Villalba Part 2

    It's been a busy season for the the Liberated Educator Podcast crew. Books, Keynotes, Production events, you name it, but it was an honor to set down with the one and only Yaritza Villalba to create to enjoy a little CPT of our own.

    Enjoy Part 2 of the conversation.


    President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc. 501(c)3, Yaritza Villalba has twelve years of experience in education. She started her career teaching Social Studies to high school students in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.  Throughout the years she has developed culturally relevant resources for teachers and parents. She later became an Assistant Principal of an Expeditionary Learning School where she furthered her knowledge of project based learning and mastery based assessments. Yaritza is currently an Educator Innovation Lead (EIL) at Flipgrid, Microsoft. Her overall mission is to provide an array of strategies and resources that spark critical thinking and meaningful conversations in and out of the classroom.

    Website: https://www.mckenziesadventures.com/
    Twitter: @inc_yv  |   @M_Time_Machine

    • 42 min
    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Yaritza Villalba Part 1

    LoFi Deluxe Edition: Yaritza Villalba Part 1

    It's been a busy season for the the Liberated Educator Podcast crew. Books, Keynotes, Production events, you name it, but it was an honor to set down with the one and only Yaritza Villalba to create to enjoy a little CPT of our own.

    Enjoy the conversation.


    President and Founder of YV Educational Resources Inc. 501(c)3, Yaritza Villalba has twelve years of experience in education. She started her career teaching Social Studies to high school students in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.  Throughout the years she has developed culturally relevant resources for teachers and parents. She later became an Assistant Principal of an Expeditionary Learning School where she furthered her knowledge of project based learning and mastery based assessments. Yaritza is currently an Educator Innovation Lead (EIL) at Flipgrid, Microsoft. Her overall mission is to provide an array of strategies and resources that spark critical thinking and meaningful conversations in and out of the classroom. 

    Website: https://www.mckenziesadventures.com/
    Twitter: @inc_yv  |   @M_Time_Machine

    • 45 min
    Bonus Episode: Liquid Courage

    Bonus Episode: Liquid Courage

    Since we have all been traveling, we just picked up the phone and just chopped it up over what we were looking at. This conversation just happened to be a reaction the the Juwan Howard, the Head Coach Basketball Coach at Michigan, being suspended for... well, you'll have to look it up. 

    • 10 min
    Catching Up, Part of Reality, Trouble the narrative

    Catching Up, Part of Reality, Trouble the narrative

    Welcome back to the pod, Ken and Dee finally catch up after traveling to spread the liberation gospel and hop on to have another classic conversation over coffee while breaking down. 

    C: Catching Up
    P:  Part of the reality
    T:  Trouble the narrative

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

StevieRFrank ,

Thought provoking

This podcast should be listened to ALL our educators so we can reach ALL of our students. Great conversations are being had here!

Atypical87 ,

Good content, just can’t hear it well sometimes

I love the feeling of most of these conversations, even (& perhaps especially) the ones that make me uncomfortable. I was confused by the inclusion of Lil Nas X in the last conversation, because there was an implication that he did something wrong, which I didn’t follow at all.
One other critique I have is that I often feel the background music is a bit too loud, and it makes it difficult to hone in on the actual content.

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