Christine Rhee is a loyal subscriber, loyal listener, and loyal San Francisco Giants fan. She's also an attorney in San Diego and former criminal prosecutor. On the show, we talk about predictive policing and the article, "Can You Arrest People Before They Commit Crimes?" which appeared in The Highlighter #127. Please enjoy and call in with your thoughts: (415) 886-7475.
Brittany Flynn is a learning specialist at Impact Academy in Hayward, California. On the show, she talks about what it means to be a learning specialist and about her favorite aspects of the profession. Before serving at the high school level, Brittany worked with young children, one reason she chose "Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?" for our discussion. This article from The Highlighter #126 focuses on the challenges of being a preschool teacher. Please enjoy listening to Brittany's perspective, and feel free to call in with your questions or feedback at (415) 886-7475!
Alvin Chang is senior graphics reporter at Vox and the author of the lead piece in The Highlighter #125, which focused on school resegregation. Mr. Chang creates explainers that include data, cartoons, and history. He believes that our society's most challenging problems emerge from the everyday decisions that we make. On the show, Mr. Chang and I talk about how he got into data journalism, how he approached this piece, and what his response is to people who say that integration is not the right solution to our challenges in education.
Anne Nyffeler is a great teacher and instructional coach in San Francisco and is the editor of Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Each week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode to share. This week, it's "You Had Me at Black." We talk about microaggressions and how white teachers can lessen the violence that many students of color must face in the classroom. Please listen and let us know what you think!
Teacher Anne Nyffeler is on the show to unveil Anne-otations, The Highlighter's new feature! Every week, Anne will select one excellent podcast episode for you to listen to and comment on. Anne's first recommendation is "You Had Me at Black," in which an African American college students recounts a story of microaggression in the classroom. Anne and I share our own teaching experiences and consider how to mitigate the violence of microaggressions. Please listen and let us know what you think!
Omar Bryan is a talented artist, art teacher, and school leader in the Bay Area. He's also a big champion of The Highlighter! On the show, we talk about how he got into education and how he applies his art background in building relationships with students. We also had a chance to chat about this week's lead article, "Millennials Are Screwed," by Michael Hobbes. Please take a listen!
Jamie Marantz is an experienced educator in the Bay Area who works relentlessly to disrupt predictable educational outcomes for young people. She questions school policies that are for the comfort of adults rather than for the benefit of the children. In this episode, Jamie and I talk about two pieces: the NPR article (#121) on Ballou High School in Washington DC and about the Code Switch podcast on Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington DC. This is an episode that will shake you and get you thinking, so please enjoy!
Barbara Shreve is an outstanding Math educator in the Bay Area who believes in the power of math to support young people's identity formation -- who they are and how they have agency in the world. She is also a wonderful, caring, close friend. On the show, we talk about our deep respect for high-quality journalism. We chat about our experience working on our high school newspaper and how it shaped our perspectives on news reporting today. We also share our thoughts on the Washington Post story that appeared in last week's issue of The Highlighter. Enjoy!
Olivia Morales teaches social studies in New Orleans and is the co-founder of Teacher Beasts, which promotes exercise and wellness among educators. On the show, Olivia and I talk about the educational landscape in New Orleans, particularly its emphasis on high-stakes testing and charter schools. We also chat about "The Nationalist Delusion," which appeared last week in the newsletter. Please listen and enjoy!
Sonya is a mom, loyal subscriber, and devotee of Oakland. On the show, we talk about choosing a school for her daughter, the stress of buying a house in the Bay Area, and her experience living in the Deep South. Please enjoy!