NTC is focused on elevating a range of voices from the field, all with the aim of listening, learning, and taking collective action to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students
In this first episode of the Revolution podcast, Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall of The Education Trust, calls on each of us to face our values system and how our nation has allowed such deep inequities to exist in our schools. She explains revolutionary education to focus on the integration of the work our students are given and the relationships educators and students need to engage with each other. Dr. Reed Marshall calls on the adults in school to lean into anti-racism and she offers a series of questions for educators to ask themselves around what they're willing to stand up for and stand against in order to bring about educational equity for every student in our school. Learn more about The Education Trust at www.edtrust.org.
Krysten and Erika are back to discuss the upcoming season of the New Teacher Center's podcast, The Revolution, in partnership with The Education Trust. Listen in for a sneak peek for what you'll hear in upcoming episodes.
Principals are on the front line in supporting students, teachers, and families. Hear how Mariah Cone, Vice President, School Leadership Development at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, supported school leaders through the transitions required by Covid-19 building closures and their response to the call for anti-racist education and Black Lives Matter movement in their area. Mariah shares some of the strategies principals are using to collaborate with each other as well as how Alliance schools approached anti-racist education with students and teachers. In considering return to schools, Mariah shares how school leaders might focus their attention to the trauma response necessary when we return to learning this fall.
Fostering curiosity at school and home is one way for educators and caregivers to support the student learning at home. Hear Terra Tarango, Director of the Van Andel Institute for Education, speak to the importance of the three C's and how educators can attend to them during virtual learning. Learn about the resources provided by her organization and how to engage students in science while at home. Find the resources discussed in this conversation at: www.blueappleteacher.org.
Transitioning to the virtual space requires shifts in how teachers provide instruction and how they respond to events happening in broader communities, such as the most recent acts of police brutality in the United States. Hear Principal Thelma Sambrook share how her teachers engaged students in their own responses to racism. She also shares how she leveraged her digital butterfly staff to support their colleagues' development and ways she engages the community in deep conversation to respond to their needs. See more of her school in action on Twitter, @TDSB_Winona
Routines and rituals, like graduation, are foundational to the school experience. Hear how Tamara Albury (@AlburyTamara), principal at Young Women's Leadership Academy, transitions the experiences that matter to her community to a digital environment. Learn how she is currently leveraging these digital versions and how she plans to continue to use these once students and families return to school buildings.
Students, families, and staff at Dayton Leadership Academies have always been #DaytonStrong. In this podcast, hear from principal Tess Mitchner-Asinjo on how her school is engaging families and students through social media, planning for summer school, and ensuring students have access to instruction throughout the pandemic. View some of their online engagement here:
In today's episode, our guest is Eric McGuire, Director of Personalization, Matchbook Learning at Wendell Phillips School 63.
Matchbook Learning actively utilizes online instruction to engage students so when their doors closed due to Covid-19, they quickly pivoted to providing resources to keep online instruction happening. In this episode, hear how Eric McGuire works with his staff to ensure all students have access to internet at home, connects families to the school staff, and reimagines professional learning time so that staff can support each other. Learn more about their online experience here:
Our COVID-19 Resource & Community Support Podcast features education leaders from across the nation. Our leaders work in schools and districts that are unique, yet face many similar challenges in leading during a global pandemic. In these robust and candid conversations, you'll learn about each guest’s experiences, how they’re supporting academic and social-emotional learning, what’s keeping them up at night, and what is inspiring them to keep on working.
Guests of the Week:
Maya Bennett, Director of Student Affairs, Basis Baton Rouge Charter School
Roberto Ramirez, Head of School, Basis Baton Rouge Charter School
We invite you to start here, with our very first episode! You'll hear from Krysten Wendell, Director of School Leadership, and Erika Reese, Senior Director of Internal Learning, on why we started this series and what you'll learn along the way.