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Education Suspended

Education Suspended

By Intricate Roots
Welcome to Education Suspended, a podcast focused on exploring, engaging, and dialoguing with those in education who are passionate about changing the status quo and evolving the archaic system we have inherited.
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Meet Them Where They're At
Jamila Gordon is in her 15th year in education and is serving her community as an Assistant Principal at Boston P-8 in Aurora Public Schools. Throughout her years working with youth, families and communities, Jamila has served as a Juvenile Detention Officer, School Counselor, Mental Health Specialist and most recently as a System Support Specialist in the APS Division of Equity in Learning. Jamila is a fairly recent transplant to the Denver area, hailing from Washington state by way of Oregon and California. Jamila is an alumni of Gonzaga University (Go Zags!), Oregon State University and most recently, Regis University where she earned her M.Ed in Educational Leadership. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones BeRhythmic Practices: Luke Graner
June 7, 2021
Reflective Dissociation
Join us for as we spend time reflecting on some of our big takeaways from the previous four episodes. Intro and Ending song: Poet's Row, Young Bones
May 24, 2021
Dancing Our Way To Curiosity
Bobbi Jene Smith is a part-time faculty member at the Juilliard School in New York City, and guest teaching at NYU and UArts. In 2017 she became a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC).The documentary Bobbi Jene which follows her trajectory of leaving a dance company to create her own work, swept the Tribeca Film Festival, winning best documentary, best cinematography, and best editing in 2017. In 2018, Bobbi starred in and choreographed the feature films Mari directed by Georgia Parris, which premiered at BFI, and Aviva directed by Boaz Yakin. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
May 10, 2021
The Privilege of Curiosity with Dr. Bruce Perry
Dr. Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network, Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences, holding a variety of academic positions. His work on the impact of abuse, neglect and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs and policy across the world. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Dr. Perry’s most recent book, What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing, co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, is being released this week. Intro music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
April 26, 2021
Shifting to Intentionality
Letia Frandina is a founder and Board member of the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School in 2011 and currently the Executive Director. She earned her doctorate in communication studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research and professional background is invested in inclusive community building and public spaces. She ran a start-up community space and business for families, Little Closets, featured in New York Magazine, before returning to her home state of Colorado. She is a first generation college graduate of Colorado State University, an adjunct professor, and a graduate of the 2015 Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership class.  She believes in student-centered, community-focused education for all four of her children. Intro music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
April 13, 2021
Our Students Will Be What We Say
Robert “Bucky” Flores, is the current coordinator of Launching Emerging Adults Program (LEAP). Raised in a multicultural home with diverse childhood and adult experiences, Bucky, can be described as a connector with an observational and analytic approach to collaborative planning and problem solving.A combined 15 years of work experience in therapeutic residential programming, wilderness therapy, outdoor education, and public school settings, Bucky, has a diverse foundation in therapeutic programming and educational programming. Intro Song: Poet's Row, Young Bones
March 29, 2021
Reflective Dissociation
Join us for as we spend time reflecting on some of our big takeaways from the previous four episodes. Intro and Ending song: Poet's Row, Young Bones
March 22, 2021
The Students' First Teacher
Dr. Adrienne Kennedy is an educational consultant where she collaborates with school and system leaders across the country to promote whole child development.  She has over 15 years of experience working with, educators, administrators, children, parents, and caregivers.  She provides coaching, training, and technical assistance to professionals in child-serving organizations to create, implement, support, and sustain anti-racist and trauma-responsive practices.  Adrienne is a lifelong learner who loves to teach, connect with others, and identify ways that child-serving organizations can improve outcomes for historically marginalized groups. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from Walden University, and a Doctorate in Social Work from The University of Southern California. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
March 15, 2021
It's All About Dosing
Stevie L. McBride, LMFT, a Trauma Informed Consultant in The Guidance Center’s It’s T.I.M.E. (Trauma Informed Movement in Education) Program, where he helps guide teachers and school administration understand the impact of trauma with our youth. He is especially passionate about collaborating with teacher and school administration and discovering key strategies to help them build healthy relationships with each other and most importantly the students. Before joining The Guidance Center team in 2013, McBride worked with the Braille Institute, creating programs and providing resources for blind and visually impaired teenagers and families, as a Youth/Career Service Consultant. McBride earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at University of Phoenix. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones Sponsor: Kaneen Photography
March 1, 2021
Ending Disciplinary Architecture with Madelyn Albright
Madelyn Albright is an Interior Architect with Sasaki Associations in Boston, MA. She is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design where her thesis was titled, Ending Disciplinary Architecture in America’s public Schools. Madelyn strives to rethink and enhance learning environments through design. She is deeply committed to reimagining the future of education to be representative of the true depth and breadth of 21st century learners and to use design as a tool for social change.  Here is Education Suspended with Madelyn Albright. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones Sponsor: Kaneen Photography
February 15, 2021
We Forgot to Introduce Ourselves!
After releasing episode #1, it occurred to us that we probably should have done an introduction trailer to tell you about ourselves.  So here it is! 
February 10, 2021
The Life Saving Skill of Story with Michelle Auerbach
About our guest: Michelle Auerbach is a consultant and writer who works on innovation, organizational change, creativity, and leadership development, and diversity and inclusion through the technology of story. Her PhD dissertation is centered on story as a trauma sensitive change technology for individuals, organizations, schools, and communities. Michelle is a writer and journalist. She has published two novels, Alice Modern (2015) and The Third Kind of Horse (3013), with two more in the process, Midwest of Eden (2021) and IV.19.31 (TBD). Her most recent book, Resilience: The Life Saving Skill of Story was published in May by Changemakers Press. Michelle’s journalism can be found in the New York Times, the London Guardian, Sunset Magazine, and other outlets. Michelle is an editor at Ordinary Time, a journal of popular culture and theology, and is a contributing writer to several food and culture journals. Currently she teaches trauma aware communication and story for changemakers and designers in the Environmental Studies Master’s Program at the University of Colorado and at the Center for Media, Communications, and Information’s Design Leadership program. Intro Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
January 28, 2021
Education Suspended Trailer
Welcome to Education Suspended, a podcast focused on exploring, engaging, and dialoguing with those in education who are passionate about changing the status quo and evolving the archaic system we have inherited. Music: Poet's Row, Young Bones
January 14, 2021