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Deeper, different, discussions on the topics that matter most to educators. UnearthED is part of the TweetED Channel covering the best Twitter education chats of the week, with lead anchors Dr. Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin.

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Deeper, different, discussions on the topics that matter most to educators. UnearthED is part of the TweetED Channel covering the best Twitter education chats of the week, with lead anchors Dr. Brad Gustafson and Ben Gilpin.

    How School Leaders Can Create the Climate to Effectively Teach Students of Color

    How School Leaders Can Create the Climate to Effectively Teach Students of Color

    School leaders are on the front lines of moving our discussions about race beyond stereotypes to facilitate the candid conversations required to teach students of color. In this episode, we look at what it takes to create the right climate.


    Alexs Pate is President and CEO of Innocent Technologies. He is a New York Times bestselling author who has written five novels – including Amistad, a children's book, a book of nonfiction and has curated numerous literary anthologies. His latest book The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racism for Children of Color was published in 2020 by ASCD. Throughout his career, Alexs has attacked the virulent racial stereotypes that limit the realities of people of color. He has worked to create worlds in which the humanity of everyone is recognized, known and finally assumed. Alexs founded Innocent Technologies to build the world in which we can live our authentic humanity, uninhibited by the stories about who we are supposed to be.

    Teaching and Learning: Practical Strategies for Self-Care in the Midst of Pandemic Stress and Overwhelm

    Teaching and Learning: Practical Strategies for Self-Care in the Midst of Pandemic Stress and Overwhelm

    Teaching during the pandemic is taking its toll on the most positive and energetic educators among us. In this episode, we learn some practical strategies for managing the exceptional levels of stress and overwhelm many of us feel.


    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @elizabethjosel1 @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork


    Beth Joselyn is a practitioner of teaching and empowering humans to regulate their nervous system using simple tools accessible to them- BREATH, intentional movements and heart intelligence practices. She has a Masters in Art Education and currently teaches Elementary art. She is also a certified id Yoga instructor and has trained under James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety and psychological trauma. .

    • 13 min
    We’re Back in School: What’s Working and What’s Not?

    We’re Back in School: What’s Working and What’s Not?

    In this episode, we take a look at what we are seeing in the first few weeks of the new school year and how it compares with insights from a recent survey about what’s working with students and what’s not.


    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @byrondesigns @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork


    David Byron is Manager of Design and Innovation Strategy at Sundberg-Ferar where he works identifying the right user needs and find emotionally compelling solutions. David was lead designer on the Saleen S5S Raptor supercar and the Hyundai ELEVATE walking car concept. David is also the president of the Michigan Design Council, where he produced ‘The State of Design’ documentary and leads the annual Michigan Design Prize for K-12 students.

    • 12 min
    Leading With a Good Heart Is Just the Start, We Need to Follow With….

    Leading With a Good Heart Is Just the Start, We Need to Follow With….

    We start with the belief that most education leaders bring a good heart to the challenge of managing their school communities. In this episode, we discover what good intentions are insufficient to meet the leadership needs of the moment. More importantly, we look at what school leaders must add to their skills to cultivate systemic change in the areas of social justice and equity.

    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @MisterMinor @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

    Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in our everyday choices -- specifically in the choice to really listen to kids. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. He has partnered with The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, The New York City Department of Education, The International Literacy Association, Scholastic, and Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

    • 11 min
    Getting Ready for the Race Discussions Waiting for Us As We Return to School

    Getting Ready for the Race Discussions Waiting for Us As We Return to School

    Are we ready for the sensitive, complex discussions about race and social justice that will be coming to our schools next term? Black lives matter, policing, social justice, equitable education are the big themes, and the prevailing sentiment is no. Join us as we take the first step toward getting ready to manage the challenging road ahead.

    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @MisterMinor @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

    Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in our everyday choices -- specifically in the choice to really listen to kids. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. He has partnered with The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, The New York City Department of Education, The International Literacy Association, Scholastic, and Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

    • 13 min
    Unlearning the Habits That Undermine Our Attempts to Support Great Teaching

    Unlearning the Habits That Undermine Our Attempts to Support Great Teaching

    Our attempts to support great teaching often fall short of our objectives, time table, and consistency. What practices do we need to unlearn or completely abandon to support teachers more effectively?

    Follow on Twitter: @gustafsonbrad @benjamingilpin @robyn_mindsteps @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork

    Robyn Jackson is the CEO of Mindsteps Inc. a professional development firm for k12 Educators. She’s the author of 10 books and the host of the podcast School Leadership Reimagined.

    • 14 min

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MattWac ,

UneartthEd - Fantastic!

Brad and Ben offer a fresh take on important educational topics stemming from recent tweets or twitter chats. These two engaging educators allow the conversation to go beyond 140 characters and support and challenge my thinking at the same time. I find these podcasts very inspirational and motivational to help me grow as an educator. Thank you for your continued focus on learning from and with our connected educator world. Be sure to take the time to listen to Brad and Ben - you won't regret it!

Stumplicious ,

So reflective & encouraging!

I love how Brad & Ben encourage listeners to develop their own opinions! Thought posing questions with great suggestions and guests! Leaves me always waiting fir the next new episode...this is a podcast where you will never get behind in listening, it's that good.

Spamtown Principal ,

Spamtown Principal

Brad and Ben have such great insight and topics thus far have been timely. I love listening to something that I can reflect and act on that day. Well done and looking forward to the next episode.

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