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GTAcast is a socially conscious discussion on topics in education.
Our music is Real Swing Shet by Ménage Quad and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Apr 10 16
Welcome to GTAcast number 10! We have new technology! This is our first recording in the wild. As we get better with the device, there will be an improvement in sound quality. For now, however, we’re still learning and ask for the podcast equivalent of “pardon our dust”.
Recently, members of the Guerrilla Teacher Academy had the opportunity to attend the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Pittsburgh PA. The highlight of the event was the final keynote speaker, Dr. Christopher Emdin. He is a professor at Columbia University, an empassioned and eloquent speaker, and recently received the Early Career Award from American Educational Research Association
We began this meeting by reflecting on Dr. Emdin’s talk. This discussion is what follows.
excavating is a continual practice
build systems that function as empathy bridges – we participate in the narrative of disconnection when we don’t know.
we need to ask better questions
how do we create inequality even if it’s not intentional?
how do we validate some kids and not others?
a need to escape the deficit model.
bring the voiceless into the conversation
when we say we’re going to save you, we are basically saying you have something wrong with you.
are we legitimately co-creating our spaces that we are in or are we asking some people to make more trade offs than others?
be mindful of the space we are holding
the opposite of aggression is curiosity
have I excavated enough of myself to make the right decisions?
efficiency is attractive
frustration of how students treat each other, but we have to look at what we’re doing to them.
is what I’m doing for my students?
how do we engage further?
One of the ways we hope to encourage other