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#28: Attorney Christine Rhee

#28: Attorney Christine Rhee

#28: Attorney Christine Rhee

#28: Attorney Christine Rhee

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#28: Attorney Christine Rhee
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.
29:00
February 5, 2018
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#27: Brittany Flynn
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!
27:16
January 29, 2018
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#26 Alvin Chang, Vox reporter
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.
26:03
January 22, 2018
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#25: Teacher Anne Nyffeler
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!
31:37
January 16, 2018
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#25: Teacher Anne Nyffeler
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!
27:46
January 16, 2018
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#24: School Leader Omar Bryan
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!
39:48
January 8, 2018
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#23: Educator Jamie Marantz
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!
34:43
December 11, 2017
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#22: Barbara Shreve
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!
December 4, 2017
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#21: Teacher Olivia Morales
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!
27:26
November 27, 2017
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#20 Jonathan Wright & Philippe
Science teachers Jonathan Wright and Philippe Vanier, friends and colleagues, talk about the lead article from this week's newsletter, "Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?" Please enjoy!
27:56
November 20, 2017
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#19: Sonya Wang
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!
29:26
November 13, 2017
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#18: Kati Parker
Kati Parker is the first-ever former student of mine on the show! She is great and smart, and we chatted about "The Gentrification of Soul Food." Please enjoy!
27:07
November 6, 2017
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#17: Nancy Lai
Nancy leads all things literacy at the Oakland Unified School District, and in this episode, she talks about reading and how we can teach it better. Then we chat about "The Ghosts of the Tsunami."
26:12
October 30, 2017
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#16: Sejal Patel
My good friend and loyal subscriber Sejal Patel talks about how best to advocate for your children when facing overworked or insensitive teachers. Also, we chat about "Birth of a White Supremacist."
29:58
October 23, 2017
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#15 Math teacher Laura Hawkins
Laura Hawkins is a Math teacher in San Francisco. We talked about whether our divided country has become a tribal one, with all of its negative effects. Is there hope when we can't talk to each other?
29:55
October 15, 2017
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14 Data Associate Nicholas Woo
Nicholas Woo is a data and evaluation associate at Partnership with Children in New York City. We talked about how education reforms just aren't enough if we're really seeking equity for young people.
25:27
October 9, 2017
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#13: Writer Lauren Markham
Writer Lauren Markham is the author of "The Girl Gangs of El Salvador" and the new book, The Far Away Brothers. We talk about her writing and how best to serve newly arrived immigrant youth.
29:59
October 2, 2017
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#12: Professor Tony Johnston
Professor of education Tony Johnston talks about fireflies, Black masculinity, and Advanced Placement classes. He supports new teachers in Connecticut and believes in the power of reading.
30:51
September 24, 2017
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#11 Clare Green & Eric Foner
Principal Clare Green interviews Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. They discuss Prof. Foner's recent article, "Confederate Statues and 'Our' History."
26:15
September 18, 2017
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#10: Niki Magtoto
Niki is a San Francisco native and works in education at SFUSD. We talked about her work, resegregation, charter schools, and Nikole Hannah-Jones's article, "The Resegregation of Jefferson County."
22:59
September 11, 2017
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#9 Nation Editor Zoë Carpenter
Social studies teacher Allison McManis chats with Zoë Carpenter, editor at The Nation, about her article, "What's Killing America's Black Infants?"
19:23
September 4, 2017
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#8: Principal Tim Reidy
Tim talks about his first week as a principal in San Francisco, plus counseling, CPS, foster youth, and what it means to serve young people in an equitable way.
20:46
August 30, 2017
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#7: Librarian Michele Godwin
Michele and I chat about cell phones, Generation Z, and the hope she has for young people and our future, even in these dark times.
24:03
August 14, 2017
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#6: Data Guru Angelina Garcia
Academic Data and Assessment Manager Angelina Garcia and I chat about data in education and last issue's article about homeless students in Seattle schools. Please enjoy!
25:34
August 7, 2017
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#5: Teacher Erin Brandvold
History teacher Erin Brandvold talks about immigration, empathy, and This American Life's recent episode, "Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville." Follow Erin on Instagram: @teacher_beasts
24:04
August 2, 2017
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#4: Teacher Marni Spitz
Humanities teacher Marni Spitz talks about teaching, equity, her new community in Bend, Oregon, and "Youth From Every Corner," by Kirstin Valdez Quade.
21:48
July 24, 2017
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#3: Artist & Art Teacher Heidi
It's time to talk to loyal subscribers of the digest! This episode, I got to chat with East Bay artist and art teacher Heidi. Thank you, Heidi, for being the podcast's first-ever guest!
13:07
July 17, 2017
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#2: Rugged Individualism?
My favorite article this week is about Henry David Thoreau and how everything I thought about him was wrong.
03:31
July 13, 2017
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#1: Welcome to The Highlighter
Welcome to The Highlighter Podcast!
00:40
July 6, 2017

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