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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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! 
37:07
May 20, 2020
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
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.
40:56
May 6, 2020
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
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
33:52
April 21, 2020
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
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!
31:58
April 8, 2020
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! 
38:30
April 2, 2020
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!
08:26
March 24, 2020