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The Education Movement

The Education Movement

By Henry R. Rivera
This podcast focuses to address the common issues in the world of education through multiple perspectives. Each episode features guests from different parts of the country and different roles within the education industry. We hope that through these conversations our society will create movements that will get us closer to the best solutions to our common issues.
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The Education Movement Episode 1 (feat. Chris Dier)

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S2:E9 - How Can You Help Your ELL Students?
In this episode we are joined by two Ph.D holders: Dr. Margaret Marcus and Dr. Conor Williams who share a wealth of knowledge on how to help ELL students. Throughout our conversation, we discuss the career path of both Dr. Marcus and Dr. Williams, the relationship between schools and ELL students during the pandemic, some practical ways to help ELL students, and much more.  Resources: EL Virtual Learning Forum English Learners Success Forum Resources Spreadsheet How To Best Serve English Learners During A Pandemic Promising Futures - National Academy of Sciences Contact Dr. Marcus Email: mmarcus@umd.edu Twitter: @maggiesmarcus Contact Dr. Williams Email: williams@tcf.org Twitter: @conorpwilliams  You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @edumovement20. Don't forget to give us a like, follow, or review if you haven't already! Thanks for tuning in!
49:14
December 2, 2020
S2:E8 - Why Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month? (feat. Raiza Lisboa)
In this episode we are joined by the Brazilian Queen Raiza Lisboa who weighs in on the celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. Throughout our conversation Raiza and I discuss her life journey as the daughter of an educator, the reasons why months of heritage are celebrated, the dynamics of inclusion in the Latinx Heritage Month, and much more. Resources mentioned in this episode: Pedagogy Of The Oppressed - Paulo Freire Machado de Assis https://www.tolerance.org/ https://hiplatina.com/ https://www.pewresearch.org/ Follow Raiza on Instagram @mzlizzz You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @edumovement20. Thank you to everyone who has given this episode likes, follows, and reviews. This movement and platform is growing because of listeners like you! 
45:33
October 14, 2020
S2:E7 - What Does Your Local Epidemiologist Think?
In this episode we are joined by my favorite epidemiologist Dr. Katelyn Jetelina who shares some fantastic insight on the status of our country as a public health professional. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Jetelina and I discuss how she got into epidemiology, the re-opening of our schools, COVID-19 and the cold weather, and much more.  If you would like to check out Dr. Jetelina's content, you can find it on Facebook under the page "Your Local Epidemiologist." Engage in fact-based discussions and dive deep into the shared objective data. You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn @edumovement20. Thank you so much to everyone who has given this podcast likes, follows, and reviews. This movement and platform is growing because of listeners like you!
27:47
September 22, 2020
Labor Day Weekend Update
No special guests on this episode. It's just me, myself, and I giving you an update on what has been going on with our podcast, what type of content is coming up, and how you can help me make the next big episode! As always, you can reach me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @edumovement20. We also have a LinkedIn page now, so feel free to search us on there as well. Thank you to everyone who has already given this podcast likes, follows, and reviews! This movement and platform is growing because of listeners like you. More content coming soon! Until then, please take good care of yourselves. Peace!
12:32
September 7, 2020
S2:E6 - Let's talk about DACA (feat. Jeff Jung) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode I am joined by the mastermind Jeff Jung who was a community college professor for 19 years then became an immigration attorney! Throughout our conversation Jeff Jung and I talk about his career in education, his career as an attorney, what the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (aka DACA) program is, and much more.  You can learn more about Jeff Jung's services at https://www.legaljj.com/ or you can follow his facebook page @immigrationlawofficeofjeffjung.  You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @edumovement20. Your likes, follows, and reviews help this platform grow, so thank you to everyone who has given me their support. 
28:55
August 18, 2020
S2:E5 - Should Schools Re-Open? (feat. Michael Hull) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode we are joined by the American Rebel Michael Hull who is a history teacher in San Antonio Texas. Throughout our conversation Michael Hull and I talk about the current state of education, the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, some common misconceptions of school politics, and much more.  Resources mentioned in this episode:  Facebook Group: Teachers Against Dying Youtube Channel: TeachersAgainstDying USA Author to check out: Chris Hedges You can contact Michael through his Facebook group Teachers Against Dying by direct message. You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @edumovement20 Thank you to everyone that has given this show likes, follows and reviews. Our movement and platform continues to grow because of listeners like you!
52:16
August 10, 2020
S2:E4 - K. Allen Is The Business (feat. Krystal Allen) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode we are joined by the big boss Krystal Allen who is the founder and CEO of K. Allen Consulting. Throughout our conversation Krystal and I take a deep dive into her career in education, the founding of her company, the services it provides, and much more. Resources mentioned in this episode:  Liberatory Consciousness - Barbara J. Love Instagrams to follow: @consciousrootsllc, @overcomingracism, @k.allen.consulting, @theconsciouskid, @britthawthorne, @teachandtransform Websites:  https://www.splcenter.org/ https://www.tolerance.org/ https://www.kallenconsulting.org/ Contact Krystal Allen: Email: info@kallenconsulting.org Instagram: @k.allen.consulting Twitter: @k_allen_consult And of course you can always contact me  Email: at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @edumovement20
44:48
July 29, 2020
S2:E3 - GEAR UP and Defund The Police (feat. Michelle Sanchez) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode we are joined by the marvelous Michelle Sanchez who is a site coordinator for GEAR UP 4 LA. Throughout our conversation Michelle and I discuss her experience in the field of education, what GEAR UP is and does, the meaning and concerns of defunding the police, and much more. If you would like to get in touch with Michelle, you can contact her on Instagram and Twitter @laeducator_ You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @edumovement20. Thank you to everyone who has given this podcast likes and follows. This movement and platform is growing because of listeners like you! Feel free to leave a review if you can to help reach more like minded people!
39:35
July 16, 2020
S2:E2 - Healing and Anti-Racism (feat. Marina Hernandez) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode we are joined by my old friend Marina Hernandez who has been teaching for nearly 8 years and has been a social justice advocate for even longer than that. Throughout our conversation Marina and I talk about her life as a teacher, the role Latinx people have in the Black Lives Matter movement, and the mental frameworks we must have to be more anti-racist.  Resources mentioned in this episode: Open Veins of Latin America - Eduardo Galeano Harvest of Empire - Juan Gonzalez My Grandmother's Hands - Resmaa Menakem We Want To Do More Than Survive - Bettina L. Love If you want to get in touch with Marina Hernandez she can be reached by email at marina.hernandez@kippking.org or through instagram @se_dice_mande You can also get in touch with me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @edumovement20.
34:21
July 9, 2020
S2:E1 - Latinidad and Anti-racism -- Can Minority Groups Be Racist? (feat. Sara Del Castillo) - Summer Time Edition
In this episode we are joined by my friend and social impact entrepreneur Sara Del Castillo who works closely with and for the Latinx community. Throughout our conversation Sara and I discuss her social impact in education, what it means to be Latino/a, what it takes to be a true anti-racist, and much more.  Resources mentioned in this episode: Instagram: #BlackLivesMatter, #movement4blacklives, #colorofchange Books: Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson, Faces at the Bottom of the Well - Derrick Bell, The Working Poor - David K. Shipler Extra extra links: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic Find Sara: Email: sarafdelcastillo@gmail.com Instagram: @theshelovestory  Podcast: The She Love Podcast You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Like and follow our pages if you will, but more importantly, share your feedback with me. 
34:13
July 2, 2020
S1:E15 - Are Black Students Being Reported Disproportionately? (feat. Bryson 'Tre McGuire) - #BlackLivesMatter Edition
In this episode we are joined by the soulful Bryson 'Tre McGuire who is a soon to be Doctoral graduate and the Dean of Students at his school. Throughout our conversation Bryson and I talk about his experience in the field of education, how African American males are disproportionately reported for misbehavior, how educators can offset those disproportions using restorative practices, and much more.  Resources mentioned in this episode: A Framework For Understanding Poverty - Ruby Payne Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice - Nathan Maynard & Brad Weinstein Culturally Relevant Teaching: A Special Issue of Theory Into Practice - Gloria Ladson-Billings https://casel.org/ You can reach out to Bryson on Instagram @iam_deanmcguire and you can checkout his youtube channel The Gospel According To McGuire https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCntg5nuFCF2HLc_DOw5bsng?fbclid=IwAR29dAk9WHyNEWJwGYt26S34xbevSn7AZNgCL9GCeE8CHQ9Q9LjZJUuwOmo You can also reach out to me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to also leave us a review on Facebook and Apple Podcasts, so that this movement can keep growing! Thank you very much!
33:59
June 25, 2020
S1:E14 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (feat. Tyler Griffin) - #BlackLivesMatter Edition
In this episode we are joined by the fabulous Tyler Griffin who is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant and an Assistant Principal at the Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA) Charter School. Throughout our conversation Tyler and I get into the weeds of what Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices loo like, why it is so important for schools and individuals to adopt them, what we can do to disrupt our own implicit biases and much more.  Resources recommended by Tyler Griffin: Teaching To Transgress - Bell Hooks (Text) Rethinking Ethnic Studies - R. Tolteka Cuauhtin (text) https://www.tolerance.org/ Anything We Love Can Be Saved - Alice Walker Netflix Recommedations: Pose (2018) Dear White People (2017) Gentefied (2020) Hashtags: #NinaPop #TonyMcDade #BlackLivesMatter Get in touch with Tyler: Facebook @Tyler Griffin Twitter @decentgriffin Instagram @_baddiebear Website coming soon Of course you can always reach out to me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes and follows are always welcomed and much appreciated, but even more importantly, your feedback. Thank you for your interest!
55:51
June 19, 2020
S1:E13 - The Sound Wisdom of Mickey (feat. Mickey Smith Jr.) - #BlackLivesMatter Edition
In this episode we are joined by the National Grammy Award Winner Mickey Smith Jr. who shares some very profound insight for how to become better educators. Throughout our conversation, Mickey Smith Jr. and I discuss the journey of his role as a music educator, how educators can use their sound to connect with students, how we as individuals can add value to the lives of others, why music programs are essential in our communities, and much more! This episode features original arrangements and recordings by Mickey Smith Jr. himself. You can find these tracks and a lot more information about the services and resources Mickey Smith Jr. provides at https://www.mickeysmithjr.com/ If you are an educator looking looking to get some daily motivation and professional development you can join Mickey's Facebook group Sound 180 Educators which has over 1400 members and still counting. You can follow Mickey Smith Jr. on: Facebook @ Sound180 Educators Twitter @mickeysmithjrs Instagram @mickeysmithjr Youtube @ Mickey Smith Jr. You can also contact me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes and follows are always welcomed and very much appreciated, but more importantly your feedback.  Thank you so much for tuning in! #BlackLivesMatter
45:52
June 12, 2020
S1:E12 - Teachers Must Hold Themselves Accountable for Dismantling Racial Oppression (feat. Kelisa Wing) - #BlackLivesMatter Edition
In this episode I interview the educator, author, and advocate Kelisa Wing. Throughout our conversation Kelisa Wing and I take a dive into her career in education, address ways in which teachers can help dismantle systems of oppression, and Ms. Wing shares some phenomenal resources and ideas for educators looking to address racial issues with their students, which you can find below. Books to read: White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo White Rage - Carol Anderson Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Beverly Daniel Tatum Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education - Jose Vilson Promises of Possibilities - Kelisa Wing Books by Kelisa Wing: Weeds & Seeds: How To Stay Positive in the Midst of Life's Storms - Kelisa Wing Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline - Kelisa Wing If I Could: Lessons for Navigating an Unjust World - Kelisa Wing Resources: https://www.tolerance.org/ https://kelisawing.com/ #wocedchat #teachingincolor #educolor You can also reach out to me through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes or follows are always welcomed and very much appreciated! Thank you for tuning in!  #BlackLivesMatter
29:12
June 5, 2020
S1:E11 - Speech-Language Pathology In Schools (feat. Ashley Escalante) - COVID-19 Series
In this episode I interview my childhood friend Ashley Escalante. Ashley is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience working in hospital settings and in schools. She has a passion for learning languages, traveling, and helping others. Throughout our conversation we discuss Ashley's journey to Speech-Language Pathology, what the role of an SLP is, and what educators can do to best support students with disabilities.  If you want to learn more about Ashley's practices as an SLP, you can check out her instagram page @speechlanguage_explained.  You can also reach out to me at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes or follows are always welcomed and very much appreciated!  Thank you for tuning in!
37:40
May 27, 2020
S1:E10 - Is the development of elementary students being compromised? (feat. Stevie Jasuta) - COVID-19 Series
In this episode we are joined by the lovely Stevie Jasuta who is the Dean of Instruction at KIPP New Orleans Schools. Stevie's focus is primarily on students of grades K-4. Throughout our conversation Stevie and I discuss her educational journey, how elementary school students are being affected by the pandemic, and what educators can do to prepare for next year. Stevie also provides some helpful resources for anyone looking to improve their teaching practices particularly in literacy. AIM Pathways - Join webinars that provide professional development grounded on research-based practices Amplify Reading - Free virtual symposium about literacy in a changing world (May 21st) Timothy Shanahan - Literacy expert website with free newsletters/PD/resources If you want to know more about the work that Stevie does or wish to get in touch with her, you can find her on social media: Instagram @lipstick.and.lessonplans Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin @Stevie Jasuta You can also contact us through email at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes or follows are always welcomed and very much appreciated! 
37:08
May 20, 2020
S1:E9 - Bilingual Education and Distant Learning (feat. Melissa Mendoza) - COVID -19 Series
In this episode I interview Melissa Mendoza who is the principal of the Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy. Throughout our conversation Melissa and I discuss her experiences in the world of education, her rise to leardership, the importance of bilingual education, and what teachers and parents can do to maximize student-teacher efficiency during the pandemic. If you want to get in touch with Melissa Mendoza she can be reached at melissa.mendoza@caminonuevo.edu. You can also email me at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @edumovement20. Any likes and follows are always welcomed and very much appreciated!
29:12
May 13, 2020
S1:E8 - Positively Teaching (feat. Felicia Akuamoah) - COVID-19 - Series
In this episode we are joined by one fo my teacher mentors: Felicia Akuamoah! Felicia has been teaching for 16 years and has started a new role at her current middle school as a life coach. Throughout our conversation we take a deep dive into Felicia's journey as a teacher, how she's supporting her students during the quarantine, and how these practices can be carried on and implemented in the days after the pandemic. If you want to know more about Felicia and the work that she does, you can find her on the following social media platforms: Facebook: Positively Felicia Nicole Instagram: @positivelyfelicianicole Twitter: @felicianicole8 You can also contact me through email: theeducationmovement20@gmail.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @edumovement20.
40:57
May 6, 2020
S1:E7 - AKST About Tutoring
This episode features a group of some remarkable college students known as the Ask Knowledge Share Team. This organization was founded for the purpose of providing free tutoring for K-12 students who are struggling with their academics. During our conversation we uncover the making of the Ask Knowledge Share Team, the services they provide, and how people can access those services.  You can contact the Ask Knowledge Share Team by: Email: askknowledgeshare@gmail.com Twitter @WeAnswerQs Facebook: @knowledgeshare Website: knowledgeshare20.blogspot.com/ Of course you can always contact me by email (theeducationmovement20@gmail.com) or Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @edumovement20
22:29
May 1, 2020
S1:E6 - A Movement In Education (feat. Linda Rost) - COVID-19 Series
This episode is a special treat, folks! This time the words of wisdom we share in each episode come from the legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. Our guest for the show is the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year & Top 4 National Finalist Linda Rost! In this episode Ms. Rost shares her journey to becoming a teacher, her discoveries as a Ph.D student, her teaching practices during the pandemic, and things educators can still do to have meaningful and impactful learning outside of the classroom. As always, we end the episode with some rapid fire questions and ways to learn more about Ms. Rost and her practices.  Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram us @edumovement20
33:53
April 21, 2020
S1:E5 - What Is Steeping Wellness? - COVID-19 Series
In this episode we are joined by the founders of the company Steeping Wellness, Pam and Kalise! Throughout our conversation Pam and Kalise describe what Steeping Wellness is, the services they provide, and how people can access those services. As always, we end the podcast with a round of rapid fire questions for the guests along with their contact information. 
38:13
April 15, 2020
S1:E4 - Teaching With Mindfulness (feat. David Bellard) - COVID-19 Series
In this episode, we are joined by a great colleague of mine: David Bellard. Mr. Bellard is a high school teacher who has implemented mindfulness practices in his classroom and has seen some outstanding results. During our conversation, we explore the practice of mindfulness, how it can be implemented in the classroom, and how it can help individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Remember you can always email the podcast at theeducationmovement20@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @edumovement20. Thank you for tuning in!
31:59
April 8, 2020
S1:E3 - Teaching During COVID-19 (feat. Colleen Good) - COVID19 Series
In this episode we are joined by the lovely Colleen Good who is the founder of the Facebook Group Teaching During COVID-19. In this conversation we learn about Colleen's teaching career as a Special Education Teacher, the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on her and her school, and the rapid growth of her very first Facebook Group which now has over 130,000 active members! 
38:31
April 2, 2020
S1:E2 - Distant Learning Approaches by Public Schools and Charter Networks (feat. Tess Gibson) - COVID-19 Series
In this episode, I interview my colleague Tess Gibson who has experience teaching in charter networks and in public schools. During this discussion we explore the different approach each type school is taking to address the needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we address the pros and cons of each one. Please note that this discussion is the fruition of one person's experience and not the representation of what all charter networks and public schools are doing.
57:50
March 29, 2020
The Education Movement Episode 1 (feat. Chris Dier)
Our first official episode features the Louisiana State Teacher of the Year Chris Dier! Chris recently published an open letter to high school seniors addressing the unfortunate reality that they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter went viral and got the attention of many media channels including the Today show. On this episode, Chris and I explore the journey of his teaching career, the impact of his letter, what we can do to support students during this pandemic, and much more!
37:00
March 26, 2020
Intro to The Education Movement Podcast
This intro is to inform the listeners about the context of this podcast. This recording will let you know what The Education Movement is, why the podcast was started, and how you can get involved!
08:27
March 24, 2020