A podcast working against white epistemology and raciolinguistic ideologies.
Becoming a So-Called Scholar, Part One (S3E10)
In this episode, host JPB Gerald starts a three-part series in which he recounts his first few years as a so-called scholar. Part one is about choosing to go to school in the first place, the first year of class, and up through a pivotal conference he chose to attend.
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Checklists and Merit Badges (Live Presentation) (S3E9)
A live recording of host JPB Gerald's presentation from the 2021 NYS TESOL Conference on shortcuts that majoritized teachers take.
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Making the White Perceiver Better, with Melissa Baese-Berk (S3E8)
In this episode, host JPB Gerald discusses a necessary avenue in language learning and teaching, namely the process of shifting the burden to where it belongs, the white perceiver.
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The Voices of Lived Homelessness Experience, with Kadisha Davis (S3E7)
In this episode that switches things up a bit, host JPB Gerald discusses the reality of supposedly affordable housing and support for individuals with housing insecurity with a person with actual lived experience and expertise on the topic, his wife's colleague Kadisha Davis, who hosts the "Hear Our Voices" podcast on this topics.
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The Challenge of Changing TESOL from the Inside, with Clara Bauler (S3E6)
In this episode, host JPB Gerald speaks with his good friend Dr. Clara Bauler about efforts to challenge the structures of TESOL and language teaching more broadly from their related but dissimilar perspectives as semi-insiders. It's fun, and you should enjoy it.
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Classics, Grammar, and Artificial Obstacles, with Siobhán McElduff (S3E5)
On this episode, host JPB Gerald speaks with Dr. Siobhán McElduff about ancient languages, classics, grammar, and how all of these subjects combine to be used as a barrier to exclude and oppress.
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What I Wish I Knew Sooner About Decentering Whiteness
“For Black boys in school, they do better as soon as they see one Black teacher...There is a different way that people teach when they have a closer relationship to the students.” JPB Gerald’s personal experience with his subject matter makes all the more compelling an argument for the need to increase what is taught about Black and other racialized group’s excellence, use culturally responsive pedagogies, and adapt innovative solutions in the classroom -for the benefit of especially racialized students.
A must listen!!
As an aspiring educator applying to a TESOL program this podcast makes conversations that are critical to equitable education accessible, informative and engaging. Keep it up! Always keeping my eye out for more episodes to come.
Keep up the “straightforwardness”
Just started listening and love your direct way of calling things by their name! Your show aligns with my mission of developing an anti-racist heritage language program at my school district. Thanks.