NTC elevates a range of voices from the field with the aim of listening and learning. Our community gathers to share steps for collective action to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students.
We close out our Revolution podcast series with a synthesizing conversation between Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall, from Education Trust, and Atyani Howard, with New Teacher Center. Tanji and Atyani reflect on key learnings from the past six months, distill the learnings down into actions, and offer insights into where our education discussions might go next. They also remind us that the intellect of every child matters- as does the intellect of our educators. Listen in to hear their reflections as we close out the year.
In this bonus episode, hear from teacher Chrystal Seawood on how she builds relationships with students through deeply understanding who they are as students. She shares how she led with vulnerability through transitions brought on by the pandemic. Listen in to hear ways you can join Chrystal in following the breadcrumbs your students drop to show you who they truly are.
The revolution for our students must come through a focus on their learning and a pedagogy of empowerment. Join Zaretta Hammond and Dr. Tanji Reed Marshall on this episode to hear how teachers and leaders can ensure students are being given the cognitive tools to take agency of their own learning. Listen in as they explore a framework for getting ready for rigor, important leadership shifts to support educators, and issue a call to action for how we message the work with our students. Learn about ways you can support the dynamic dance between student, teacher, and content.
How do systems leaders remain grounded in the best practices for ensuring equity for each students in their schools? In this podcast, Dr. Lillian Lowery, Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessment at Educational Testing Service, shares strategies that systems leaders can leverage to support schools and teachers in remaining student-centered. She speaks to the importance of systems leaders gathering multiple types of data, listening to educators and students and analyzing data, and then utilizing the data to allocate resources and make decisions. Listen in to hear ways systems leaders can work in partnership with families and teachers for the success of students.
How does our country need to change systems and structures to better support a diverse educator workforce? Eric Duncan, Senior Data and Policy Analyst on the P-12 team at The Education Trust, shares how to gather the data needed to move forward in recruiting, hiring, and creating an environment where educators of color thrive. He will share specific ways Boston Public Schools changed their policies to support diverse educators and suggestions for how system leaders can rebuild the trust of their educators. Listen in to identify ways you can work to support a more racially diverse educator workforce no matter what role you hold or the community where you live.
Professional learning needs to be cohesive and situated in the work of educators to be effective. Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer for New Teacher Center, shares how we are exploring new ways to work with our partners in response to the context our educators and students are living in today. Atyani pushes us to consider how critical it is to know the story of students in order to keep students at the heart of teaching and learning. Listen in to learn what you can start doing tomorrow to transform professional learning for teachers.
How do we revolutionize relationships for students in our schools? Karen Pittman, Co-founder, President, and CEO for the Forum for Youth Investment, explores this idea and the role of community in our second Revolution podcast. Karen reinforces how learning has always been and will always be social and emotional, and it's the role of adults to create safe environments for our young people. Karen encourages us to ask ourselves how learning happened during the closure of school buildings as a way to expand our thinking of school success and how we might revolutionize relationships for students. Listen to Karen and learn how to bring your community together to best support our youth.
Learn more about Karen and her work here: https://forumfyi.org/
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.