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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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  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.

Contact

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.

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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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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  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

Contact 

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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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  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:

Contact 

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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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  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/

Contact

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.

Episode 15: Indigenous (Mis)Representations in U.S. History with Sarah Shear

In episode 15, Michael and Dan talk with Sarah Shear about Indigenous (Mis)Representations in U.S. History.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Here is a link to everything that Sarah Shear has written!  
  2. Zinn, H. (1980) A People’s History of America. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
  3. Loewen, J. W. (1995). Lies my teacher told me: Everything your American history textbook got wrong. New York: New Press.
  4. Shear, S.B., Knowles, R.T., Soden, G., & Castro, A.J. (2015). Manifesting destiny: Re/presentations of Indigenous people in K-12 U.S. history curriculum. Theory & Research in Social Education, 43(1), 68-101.
  5. The quote Michael cited was “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”It was written by British novelist L.P. Hartley and opens his 1953 novel The Go-Between. There is also a movie.
  6. Dunbar-OrtizR., Gilio-Whitaker, D. (Upcoming). “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 other myths about Native Americans. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
  7. Dunbar-OrtizR. (2015). An indigenous people’s history to the United States: ReVisioning American history. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
  8. The National Museum of the American Indian – Sarah mentioned this as a great resource with curricular materials
  9. Stanford History Education Group (SHEG). Battle of Little Bighorn lesson.
  10. Visions of Education Episode 10: C3 Frameworks with Kathy Swan

Contact

Sarah Shear is Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at Penn State Altoona (which is fun to say…Altoona!). She can be contacted via email  – sbs5180@psu.edu – or you can follow (and chat with) on twitter – @SbShear!

Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King

In episode 11, Dan and Michael interview LaGarrett King about Rethinking Black History.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. There are a number of books on the Tulsa Race Riots and Dan recommends the following: Hirsch, J. S. (2003). Riot and remembrance: The Tulsa race war and its legacy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  2. King, L. J., & Womac, P. (2014). A Bundle of silences: Examining the racial representation of Black founding fathers of the United States through Glenn Beck’s founders’ Fridays. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(1), 35-64.
  3. For more on Carter G. Woodson, see LaGarrett’s article: King, L. J., Crowley, R. M., & Brown, A. L. (2010). The forgotten legacy of Carter G. Woodson: Contributions to multicultural social studies and African American history. The Social Studies, 101(5), 211-215.
  4. bell hooks talks about her experiences as a student in segregated and integrated schools in the “Introduction” of her book, Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom.
  5. Dan recommends “The Problem We All Live With” podcast episode from This American Life to consider contemporary issues of segregation and integration.
  6. Michael recommends this lesson for teaching about women’s roles in the Civil Rights movement from The Choices Program lesson, “Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.”

Contact

LaGarrett King is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum at the University of Missouri – Columbia. You can follow LaGarrett on Twitter @DrLaGarrettKing and find more of his research on his Academic.edu and ResearchGate pages.

Episode 9: Ethnic Studies with Christine Sleeter

In episode 9, Dan and Michael interview Christine Sleeter about Ethnic Studies.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Dr. Sleeter has written so many great articles – her Google Scholar page!
  2. Tintiangco-Cubales, A., Kohli, R., Sacramento, J., Henning, N., Agarwal-Rangnath, R., & Sleeter, C. (2015). Toward an ethnic studies pedagogy: Implications for K-12 schools from the research. The Urban Review, 47(1), 104-125.
  3. Sleeter, C. E. (2011). The Academic and Social Value of Ethnic Studies: A Research Review. National Education Association Research Department.
  4. Sleeter, C. (2015). White Bread: Weaving Cultural Past Into the Present. Sense. (Buy with free shipping!)

Contact

Christine Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay. You can contact Christine on Twitter @CSleeter or via her website where you can continue to grow into a more critical educator through all her amazing resources. You can find her numerous publications on her site or her Google Scholar page.