Episode 148: Nurturing Black and Brown Students in Schools with Marquita Foster & Danelle Adeniji

In episode 148, Dan and Michael chat with University of North Texas doctoral students Marquita Foster & Danelle Adeniji about the pandemic, nurturing Black and Brown students, and disrupting harmful practices in schools.

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Episode 148

VisionsOfEd · Episode 148: Nurturing Black and Brown Students in Schools with Marquita Foster & Danelle Adeniji

Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. If you’re interested in digitally attending the upcoming 3rd annual Teaching Black History Conference on July 24th-25th, 2020! It is put on by the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education that features not only Danelle Adeniji, but also previous guest—and Dan’s colleague—Dr. Amanda Vickery and our previous guest Dr. LaGarrett King: https://education.missouri.edu/learning-teaching-curriculum/carter-center/
  2. Marquita Foster has a number of publications you can learn more about her work:
    1. Foster, M.D. (2020). Looking for trouble & causing trauma. Bank Street Occasional Paper Series #43, 10-21. Accepted October 23, 2019/Published online April 2020.
    2. Young, J.L. Foster, M.D., & Druery, D.M. (2018). A critical exploratory analysis of Black girls’ achievement in 8th grade U.S. history. Middle Grades Review, 4(3), 1-15.  Accepted September 2018/Published online October 2018.
    3. Young, J.L., Foster, M.D. & Hines D. (2018). Even Cinderella is white: (Re)centering Black girls’ voices as literacies of resistance in English education. English Journal, 107(6), 102-108.  Accepted January 2018/Published July 2018.
    4. Young, J.R, Young, J.L, Cason, M., Ortiz, N., Foster, M. & Hamilton, C. (2018). Concept raps versus concept maps: A culturally responsive approach to STEM vocabulary development. Education Sciences, 8, 1-10.  Accepted June 2018/Published online July 2018.
    5. Cason, M., Young, J.R., Foster, M.D., & Ortiz, N. (2017). Is mathematics identity development possible with hip-hop pedagogy? Intersection Points – Research Council on Mathematics Learning, 42(1), 7-8.
    6. Foster, M.D., Young, J.R., & Young, J.L. (2017). Teacher perceptions of parental involvement and the achievement of diverse learners: A meta-analysis. Journal of Ethical Educational Leadership, 4(5), 1-17. Accepted July 2017/Published online August 2017.
    7. Denson, M.D.  (1995). Standard Black English: Upheld by what standards of tolerance? English in Texas, 27(1), 33-34. Published Fall 1995.
    8. Foster, M.D. (Under Review). Socio-emotional learning. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health. Definitional entry submitted May 2020.
    9. LEARN WITH MARGINAL SYLLABUS—Even Cinderella Is White: (Re)Centering Black Girls’ Voices as Literacies of Resistance: https://educatorinnovator.org/learn-with-marginal-syllabus-june-even-cinderella-is-white-recentering-black-girls-voices-as-literacies-of-resistance/


Marquita Foster is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Texas, where she serves as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration. Her dissertation study explores Black-ness as a disruptive pedagogy to address the socio-emotional needs of Black students.  Before pursuing her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, Marquita was a secondary English teacher, middle school instructional coach, and elementary assistant principal, and her experiences influenced her research interest in urban elementary education and the social construction of Black childhood. You find her on Twitter at @MarqFoster10.

Danelle Adeniji is a doctoral student at the University of North Texas and a former elementary teacher. Danelle’s research focuses on how Black queer pre-service teachers draw on their intersectional identities to impact and influence curriculum and pedagogy. You find her on Twitter at @adeniji_x.


We would like to thank Zack Seitz of Wylie High School (TX) and the University of North Texas for his editing skills.  

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