Episode 47: A Reading Program for the People
In this episode, host David McGuire joined by Patrick Jones of the Mind Trust and the Go Farther Literacy Fund, Dr. Charles Cole, The People's Literacy Fund, and Neline Wooley of Indy E.C.H.O. In this episode they are talking investing into communities and families to improve the literacy rates for all children.
September 24, 2021
Episode 46: Train up the Parent, Train up the Child
In this special episode host, David McGuire is joined by Empowered Familie to talk about their new Parent Development Training.
August 20, 2021
Episode 45: 100 Black Men to 100 Black Boys
In this episode host, David McGuire speaks with William Durham who is the Executive Director of 100 Black Men of Indianapolis.
July 22, 2021
Episode 44: Black Founded Private School- Harriet Tubman School of Excellence
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Jeremiah Lockett who is founding a Black Private School in Indianapolis.
July 16, 2021
Episode 43: So, You Want to Teach Black Children
In this episode host David McGuire goes one on one with Neiko Gilbert to have a honest and real conversation to ask educators do you really want to teach Black Children.
July 09, 2021
Episode 42: 7 Things Black Parents Can Do to Make Sure Their Child Will Thrive At School
In the season 3 kickoff show host David McGuire goes one on one with FUNdamentals of Learning CEO Isis Spann as they discuss what parents can do to hold schools accountable for ensuring their child is successful at school.
July 01, 2021
Episode 41: African American Excellence in Education Awards
In this episode host David McGuire goes one on one with Marlon Llewellyn as they discuss the 5th Annual African American Excellence in Education Awards. You do not want to miss this episode previewing the upcoming awards on June 16. #BlackEdAwardSeason
May 21, 2021
Episode 40: Push Through
In this episode host David McGuire goes one on one with educator, author, poet, and motivational speaker Jasmyn Wright to discuss Push Through the movement that inspires kids around the world.
April 29, 2021
Episode 39: Education Freestyle
In this episode host David McGuire goes one on one with Parent Advocate and Founder of Education Freestyle Ashley Virden.
April 23, 2021
Episode 38: Necessary Trouble
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Cassandra Anderson as they get into some necessary trouble calling out those schools that are continuing to not only miseducate Black children, but also mistreat Black children.
April 15, 2021
The Recess Podcast: Teacher Indy Educators Conference- The Power in Teacher Voice
In this Teach Indy Now Educators Conference 2021 special live session, The Recess Podcast is joined by Sara Marshall from The Mind Trust, Kevin Melrose, and Lashawna Tramill who part of the Task Force to discuss the Conference the first day and half and the importance of teacher voice in this conference and the education space in Indianapolis.
April 10, 2021
The Recess Podcast: Teach Indy Educators Conference- A Preview
In this special episode of The Recess Podcast, host David McGuire is live from The Teach Indy Educators Conference 2021 to discuss what individuals can expect from this first of its kind 3 day conference in Indianapolis IN. This episode features three presenters: Anashay Wright, Patrick Jones, and Kevin Melrose.
April 09, 2021
Episode 37: Power to the Parent
In this 1 Year Anniversary show host David McGuire celebrates a year of REAL Conversation. This episode is featuring EmpowerED Families. They discuss the importance of parent advocates and building advocacy in parents.
April 08, 2021
Episode 36: Black Storytelling
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Dr. LaWanda Jobe who is a Black author and they will discuss the importance of early literacy, representation in books, and how to important it is for Blacks to tell their own stories!
April 02, 2021
Episode 35: A Leadership Story
In this episode host David McGuire shares part 1 of his Leadership Story.
March 25, 2021
Episode 34: Safe Space Teacher Burnout
In this episode, we create a safe space to talk about teacher burnout. There was a lot shared and we created the space for it.
March 19, 2021
Episode 33: Teach Indy Now
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Sara Marshall from The Mind Trust. This episode highlights the launch of Teach Indy Now and their upcoming Educators Conference 2021.
March 12, 2021
Episode 32: Education on Thursday Night A Conversation with Robin Shaw
In this episode host David McGuire sit downs with Lawyer, Mom, and Private School Recruitment Director Robin Shaw as they discuss a variety of education topics. Topics include Learning Loss in Students, State Testing, Exceptional Learners, Selecting the Right School
March 05, 2021
Episode 31: Real Men Lead
In this episode host David McGuire will be joined by Cohort 7 of The Mind Trust School Fellowship. Join us for this episode featuring Morrise Harbour, Geoffrey Fenelus, Tarir Al-Nasir, and Francisco Valdiosera. Listen and hear from Real Men Leading!
February 05, 2021
Episode 30: Education on Tuesday Night with Amar Patel
In this 30th episode host David McGuire goes one on one with his good friend and Executive Director of Teach for American Amar Patel to have an education conversation on a variety of topics including the impact of virtual learning, school accountability, teacher voice, and student voice.
January 27, 2021
Episode 29: How Leaders of Color Can Invest In Their Own Development
In this episode host David McGuire is joined again by FREE CEO/Founder JuDonne Hemingway and 4 fellows from the inaugural fellowship class: Lauren Lopez, Toreya Townsend, Bobby Thomas, and Alyssa McIntyre and they will discuss why it is important for leaders of color to take hold of their own development and fill their bucket.
January 20, 2021
Episode 28: Teachers in Residency
In this episode, host David McGuire sit down to discuss the idea of how teacher residency programs can help transform education and improve teacher quality. He is joined by two resident teachers representing the new Relay Graduate School of Indianapolis and KIPP Indy teachers Kelvin Owens and Dalian Williams.
January 13, 2021
Episode 27: Indiana E-Learning Lab and Community Learning Sites
In this episode host David McGuire will talk about the new Indiana E-Learning Lab and Indianapolis Community Learning Sites. He will be joined by Porsche Chisley who is overseeing the work of the e-learning lab and Dr. Gwendolyn Johnson who is Program Coordinator at one of the Community Learning Sites.
January 08, 2021
Episode 26: Indy K12 Takeover Education in 2020 Year in Review
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by his fellow Indy K12 bloggers as they discuss education in 2020 and what we are looking forward to in education in 2021.
December 23, 2020
Episode 25: Education on a Tuesday Night with Dr. Murff and Dr. Thorpe
In this episode host David McGuire will be joined by two Black Women Principals who were recently awarded Indiana Principals of the Year. You do not want to miss this episode featuring Dr. Dennisha Murff and Dr. Crystal Thorpe.
December 16, 2020
Episode 24: How Education in Indianapolis Can Become More Linguistically Responsive?
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Angela Brito De Rodriguez and Sarah TeKolste as they discuss what it means for schools in Indianapolis to be more linguistically response. You do not want to miss this one of kind episode.
December 11, 2020
Episode 23: Education on a Tuesday Night with Dr. Azziz
In this 23rd episode host David McGuire is joined by Dr. Renae Azziz of Virtuoso Education. In this episode we talk about a variety of topics including the of disproportionately of Black students being referred to special education, culturally responsive teaching, and how schools can improve their practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. You do not want to miss this episode of Free Professional Development.
December 09, 2020
Episode 22: Uplifting Black Women Voices in School Leadership
In episode 22 of The Recess Podcast, host David McGuire yields the floor and provides a platform for 3 amazing Black Women Leaders in Education to allow their voice to be heard. You do not want to miss this episode full of gems and giving flowers to the Black Women who have paved the way and currently paving the way for us all. #BlackWomenMatter
December 04, 2020
Episode 21: Every Child Can Succeed
In episode 21 host David McGuire tackles the idea of “Every Child Can Succeed” he is joined by Alexandra Curlin who talks about her quest for the Washington Township School Board, but what it means to ensure every child can succeed.
October 28, 2020
Episode 20: IPS School Board Race Part 3
In this episode I concluded the 4 part series The Race for the School Board. This episode was part 3 of The IPS School Board featuring Chrissy Smith and Brandon Randall. Trust me you want to listen to this conversation as these two candidate discuss why they should be elected to the IPS School board.
October 23, 2020
Episode 19: The Race for the School Board
In the 3rd installment of The Race for the School Board Conversation host David McGuire discusses with three candidate running for school boards in Pike Township, Wayne Township, and Warren Township. In this episode these three candidates share how they will be supporting families, students, school, and the community as members. Check out this episode featuring Temeka Lomax, Karen Burke, and Haley Hillard.
October 21, 2020
Episode 17: IPS School Board Conversation Part 1
In this episode host David McGuire kicks off part 1 of 4 part series titled The Race for the School Board. In this episode 3 candidates running for seats on the Indianapolis Public School Board. You do not want to miss this episode featuring Kenneth Allen, Daqavise Winston, and Will Pritchard.
October 07, 2020
Episode 16: Black Men and the Education of Indy's Black Children
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by three Black male educators, leaders, and fathers to talk about the current landscape of education for the Black children of Indianapolis. In this episode David McGuire also shares personal stories how each of these men impacted him as an educator. You do not want to miss this powerful episode as Season 3 of the Recess Podcast kicks off!
October 02, 2020
Episode 15: Surviving Online Learning
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by his fellow Indy K12 bloggers Shawnta Barnes and Andrew Pillow and a friend of the blog Nikia Garland as they discuss Surviving Online Learning. This episode details the need for more equity in online, how online learning expose instructional gaps teachers have, and how do we close the digital divide for schools that serve Black children. You don't want to miss this episode featuring 3 powerful Black educators from Indianapolis.
September 04, 2020
Episode 14: Student Voices: School Reopening From Student's Perspective
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by three students, Jania Weathers, Morgan Wright, and Leila Champion. They discuss school reopening during a pandemic, the image of Black woman as Vice President, and what it is like to be young and Black and white spaces. You do not want to miss this conversation with the youth.
August 21, 2020
Episode 13: The Education This Time
In this episode host David McGuire is joined by Indianapolis educators Ashley Ford and Aaron Mickens as they discuss what education and school will look like this time around as schools begin to reopen. The discuss topics on Anti-Racist teaching and passionate debate on, "How much the Black Community Values Education?" You definitely want to check this episode out!
August 14, 2020
Episode 12: Education on Thursday Night: A Conversation With The People
In this episode of The Recess Podcast host David McGuire is back with Education on Thursday Night and is joined by Cassandra Anderson. In this episode we discuss a variety of topic: Double Pandemic, Pimpin Our Black Families, and The need for More Families at the Table. Tune in!
August 07, 2020
Episode 11: Education on Thursday Night
In this impromptu episode host David McGuire sits on his education soap box to discuss a variety issues including bus drivers cleaning buildings, push back start dates, part time educators showing up for photo ops, and how parents should give school leaders some grace. You will definitely enjoy this episode!
July 24, 2020
Episode 10: The School Reopen Debate
In this episode host David McGuire goes solo where he gives his thoughts on the school reopen debate. Just call it a school leaders therapy
July 15, 2020
Episode 9- Speak Up: An Educators Right in the Fight
In this episode host David McGuire goes one on one with Long Island New York Teacher Elizabeth Hanif as they discuss how it is important for educators to speak up. This episode hits on many different topics.
June 17, 2020
Episode 8- Dispelling the Myths of Teach for America Indianapolis
In this episode host David McGuire engages in a REAL discussion about the myths Teach for America. He is joined by 3 Teach for America teachers Max Glenn, Taelor Garret, and Stephanie Rendon-Silva. In this episode we celebrate the work of Teach for America and highlight Teach for Americas role and commitment to the educational fight in Indianapolis.
June 03, 2020
Unapologetically Black: A Conversation About Being A Black Educator In Indianapolis
In episode 7 host David McGuire is joined by his fellow education blogger at Indy K12 Educator Barnes to discuss this idea of what it means to be Unapologetically Black and tell stories of what it is like being a black educator in Indianapolis.
May 27, 2020
Episode 6: Relationships Matter
In this episode host David McGuire interviews 3 Indianapolis educators to discuss the importance of building authentic relationship with students and parents in and outside the classroom. You do not want to miss this episode featuring Juanita Price, Dustin Ecker, and Kasha Hayden.
May 20, 2020
Episode 5: The Senior Class
In this episode of The Recess Podcast host David McGuire interviews 3 Indianapolis High School Seniors on how COVID-19 has impacted them and their classmates, and how they will still remember their senior year. Featuring Edreece Redmond II, McKenzie Murff, and Stanisha Forston. Shoutout to the class of 2020!!!
April 28, 2020
The New Era: Interview with The Mind Trust Innovation School Fellows on their goals for schools in Indianapolis
In episode 4 of The Recess Podcast host David McGuire interviews Geoffrey Fenelus, Alicia Hervey, and Eddie Rangel. In this episode we discuss the landscape of education in Indianapolis. You do not want to miss this episode of The Recess Podcast for a REAL Conversation!
April 23, 2020
At The Breakfast Table: A Conversation with Parents About E-Learning
In episode 3 of The Recess Podcast host David McGuire interviews four parents Eric Jackson, Shon Davidson, Rhyan Smith, and Dionna EL-Marshall and we talk about E-Learning, Mental Heath of Parents, Retention of Students, and Cost of Daycare. You do not want to miss this REAL conversation from REAL parents. At The Breakfast Table!
April 18, 2020
Class is in Session: Inside Perspective of Classrooms in Indianapolis From Black Educators
In this episode host David McGuire speaks with 3 young black educators Allen Mickens, Candice Washington, and Anthony Wallace. The discuss what is like being a black educator in Indianapolis, how black educators can come together to collaborate more, and they offer some tips for parents who are at home with their child doing E-Learning. The group also talks about what classrooms are really like in our city for black and brown children. You do not want to miss Episode 2 of the hottest new education podcast in Indianapolis!!!!
April 15, 2020
#BlackGirlKnowledge: A Real Conversation about Education
In this episode host David McGuire speaks with 3 dynamic and phenomenal educators India Hui, JuDonne Hemingway, and Keeanna Warren. We discussed the current landscape of education in Indianapolis, e-learning impact on students of color, and learned more about the work they are doing in the city with their schools and organizations. You don't want to miss this conversation on the opening episode of the new education podcast about education in Indianapolis.
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