Episode 76: Teaching Asian-American Histories with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez

In episode 76, Dan and Michael chat with Noreen Naseem Rodriguez about teaching Asian-American histories and her new Social Studies and the Young Learner article, “But They Didn’t Do Nothin’ Wrong!”: Teaching about Japanese-American Incarceration.

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Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery

In episode 69, Michael and Dan chat with Amanda E. Vickery to discuss her recent Theory & Research in Social Studies article “‘You excluded us for so long and now you want us to be patriotic?’: African American Women Teachers Navigating the Quandary of Citizenship.” Our conversation challenges the notion of what citizenship is and the many ways in which it can be taught. 

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Episode 67: American Indians in Children’s Literature with Debbie Reese

In episode 67, Dan and Michael talk with Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambe Owingeh member, an educator and activist, and the founder of the popular American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog.

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  1. Check out Dr. Reese’s website for a wealth of resources including her vast resources on Indigenous children’s literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/
  2. Learn more about the children who died at Carlisle Indian School, Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school (2017, August 8).
  3. Some books Debbie recommended in the episode (in general order of grade level from younger to older):
    1. Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    2. Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith
    3. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
    4. If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
  4. Source for learning more about Indigenous books, peoples, cultures, & sovereignty:
    1. A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children by Doris Seale & Beverly Slapin (editors)
    2. Lessons From Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms by Guy W. Jones & Sally Moomaw, Ed.D.
    3. Page of resources that includes encyclopedias:
    4. Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    5. Interview of Debbie with the English Journal (check it out English teachers!): http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1061_sep2016/EJ1061WeAre.pdf
    6. A great article by Dr. Reese, “Indigenizing Children’s Literature
  5. Work Dr. Reese did last year for the First Nations Development Institute:
  6. Debbie’s blog posts:
    1. ” Are we people of color?
    2. Top Board Books for the Youngest Readers

Contact

Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe. She taught elementary school in Albuquerque, Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and returned home to Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe and Pojoaque Elementary School in Pojoaque, New Mexico. She completed her doctorate at the University of Illinois where she helped establish the Native American House, launched an American Indian Studies program, and helped push the university to discontinue  mascot was discontinue their stereotypical Indian mascot. She launched the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) website and blog in May of 2006. She can be found on Twitter @debreese.

Episode 59: Heritage Narratives with Sara Levy

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In episode 59, Dan and Michael talk with Sara Levy about teaching heritage narratives.

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  1. Levy, S. A. (2017). How Students Navigate the Construction of Heritage Narratives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 157-188.
  2. Levy, S. A. (2014). Heritage, history, and identity. Teachers College Record, 116(6), 1-17.
  3. And here’s a video of Dr. Levy talking about her article inTeachers College Record:

https://vialogues.com/videos/embedded/21195

Contact

Sara A. Levy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Education at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Her research focuses on teaching and learning in public school history classrooms around global historical events with which students have heritage connections. You can tweet her @ProfSlevy or e-mail her at slevy@wells.edu.

Episode 55: Teaching Mexican-American Histories with Maribel Santiago

In Episode 55, Michael & Dan chat with Dr. Maribel Santiago about the importance of teaching Mexican-American histories, particularly the Mendez v. Westminster case regarding school segregation

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  1. Here is Dr. Maribel Santiago’s TRSE article!
    1. Santiago, M. (2017). Erasing differences for the sake of inclusion: How Mexican/Mexican American students construct historical narratives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(1), 43-74.
  2. Here is the blog post that Maribel Santiago wrote about how to use the case in the classroom. JTE Insider:  70th Anniversary-Mendez v. Westminster
  3. Book Chapter:  The color of America has changed: How racial diversity shaped civil rights reform in California, 1941-1978
  4. Children’s Book:  Separate is never equal : Sylvia Mendez & her family’s fight for desegregation
  5. Latinx History:
    Book:  Latino education in the United States : a narrated history from 1513-2000
  6. Book:  500 años del pueblo chicano/500 years of Chicano history in pictures
  7. Book:  500 years of Chicana women’s history/500 años de historia de las chicanas
  8. Puerto Rico Syllabus
  9. Documentary Series:  Chicano!
    Quest for a Homeland
  10. Some of the YouTube videos that Maribel Santiago suggested:
    1. Struggle in the Fields
    2. Taking Back the Schools
    3. Fighting for Political Power
    4. Mitú
  11. Fusion TV

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Maribel Santiago is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.  She also holds an appointment in the Department of History.  After obtaining a dual B.A. in History and Chicana/o Studies, and a M.Ed. from UCLA, Dr. Santiago taught high school social studies in Watts, a neighborhood of Los Angeles.  She also earned an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education, both from Stanford University. Reach out to her on Twitter and check out her website for more!

Episode 50: An Education Conversation with José Vilson

In episode 50, Dan and Michael engage in an education conversation with middle school math educator, author, and EduColor founder José Vilson.

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  1. Check out José’s site at thejosevilson.com.
  2. Buy José’s 2014 book, This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education 
  3. Check out the EduColor community at EduColor.org and sign up for the newsletter. Join in #EduColor Twitter chats every last Thursday of the month at 7:30pm EDT.

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José Luis Vilson is a middle school math educator in New York, NY. He is the author of This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and the Future of Education (2014) and the founder of EduColor. You can tweet at him @TheJLV.

Episode 41: Educating Refugee and Immigrant Youth with Mandy Stewart

In episode 41, Dan and Michael interview Mandy Stewart of Texas Woman’s University on educating refugee and immigrant youth.

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  1. You can learn more about Lau v. Nichols (1974) on Oyey.org.
  2. Stewart, M. A., & Walker, K. (2016). English as a Second Language and World War II: Possibilities for Language and Historical Learning. TESOL Journal.
  3. Stewart, M. A., & Hansen-Thomas, H. (2016). Sanctioning a Space for Translanguaging in the Secondary English Classroom: A Case of a Transnational Youth. Research in the Teaching of English, 50(4), 450.
  4. Stewart, M. A. (2016). Nurturing Caring Relationships through Five Simple Rules. English Journal, 105(3), 22-28.
  5. Stewart, M. A. (2015). My Journey of Hope and Peace. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 59(2), 149-159.
  6. Stewart, M. A. (2013). Giving voice to Valeria’s story: Support, value, and agency for immigrant adolescents. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(1), 42-50.
  7. Menken, K. (2013). Emergent bilingual students in secondary school: Along the academic language and literacy continuum. Language Teaching, 46(04), 438-476.
  8. This site out of Colorado has resources on special populations, including “newcomer students,” “students with interrupted formal education,” “unaccompanied children & youth, ” “refugee students,” “migrant farmworker students & families,” “internationally adopted students,”and “long-term ELLs”: http://www.colorincolorado.org/ell-basics/special-populations
  9. In 2017, Teaching Tolerance released  “Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff”: http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-55-spring-2017/feature/immigrant-and-refugee-children-guide-educators-and-school-su

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Dr. Mandy Stewart has taught with elementary and middle school English learners in addition to teaching adult English as a Second Language and Spanish classes. Her research interests include leveraging the out-of-school literacies of adolescent English learners to promote academic success.  She is also interested in multilingual and multicultural literature that honors students’ cultural and language backgrounds.  You may read more about Dr. Stewart’s professional work on her website, tweet her @DrMandyStewart, or check out research on Google Scholar .

Episode 39: Supporting Transgender Students with Amber Briggle and Genevieve Ma’yet

In episode 39, Dan and Michael chat with Amber Briggle and Genevieve Mayet about supporting transgender students.

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  1. Above is Amber Briggle speaking at a TEDx event about her son MG.
  2. Equality Texas works to ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration.
  3. Trans-Cendence International is an organization that Genevieve Mayet spoke of that highlights discussion among people who are transgender and allies.
  4. Check out Genevieve on Facebook and YouTube at “GregariousGen: A Safe Place to get Answers and More”
  5. You can read about the Briggle family hosting the Texas Attorney General HERE. and their visit to the White House HERE.
  6. Anna Leach’s 2016 article, ‘It’s all about democracy’: inside gender neutral schools in Sweden, offers ideas about approaching gender in schools: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/feb/02/swedish-schools-gender-alien-concept
  7. Carrie Kilman’s 2013 article, “The gender spectrum” from Teaching Tolerance (44) provides a nice overview of terminology discussed in the podcast. You can access it here:  http://www.tolerance.org/gender-spectrum;
  8. Also, Sam Killermann’s “The genderbread person, v. 3.3.”also reviews terminology and can be found here: http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Breaking-through-the-Binary-by-Sam-Killermann.pdf;
  9. Teaching Tolerance also address “Six Myths about Transgender Identity” in their article found here: http://www.tolerance.org/blog/dispelling-six-myths-about-transgender-identity
  10. Story of Dallas parents’ concerns for transgender daughter after Trump administration axed rights from Obama administration: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/lgbt/2017/02/27/parents-dallas-transgender-girl-worry-political-actions
  11. Finally, let’s start and finish with a TED Talk. Batya Greenwald’s “What kindergarteners taught me about gender” is a good watch:

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Amber Briggle is a parent, activist, and small business owner. If you’re in north Texas, you can get a massage at her business – Soma Denton! Or you can tweet her @mrsbriggle.

Genevieve Mayet is pursuing a graduate education degree and has a background in science. You can tweet her @GregariouGen.

Episode 26: School Equity & Resources with Nate Bowling

In episode 26, Dan and Michael talk with 2016 Washington state Teacher of the Year Nate Bowling about school equity and resources.

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  1. You can find more about Nate’s work on his site: http://www.natebowling.com/
  2. Here’s the State of Washington release on Nate winning the 2016 Teacher of the Year award: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/TOY/TOY2016.aspx WOo hOo!
  3. Learn more about Teachers United on their site: http://teachersunitedwa.org/
  4. Nate has written, and been written about, in several great articles. Here are three of them:
  5. The Problem We All Live With PART ONE” American Life episode on segregation in Normandy School District on the border of Ferguson, Missouri.
  6. What happens when two separate and unequal school districts merge?” by Nicole Lewis from the Hechinger Report (10.03.16)
  7. Nikole Hannah-Jones reports on school segregation. Here’s her website: http://nikolehannahjones.com/. Here are three articles by her:
    1. Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City:How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system” (2016, June 9)
    2. The Continuing Reality of Segregated Schools” (2015, July 31)
    3.  “School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson” (2014, December 19)
  8. EdBuild is a nonprofit organization focused on bringing common sense and fairness to the way states fund schools: http://www.edbuild.org/

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Nate Bowling currently teaches AP Government and Human Geography at Lincoln High in the Tacoma School District in Washington state. You can contact him on Twitter at @Nate_Bowling.