12 minutes | Nov 22, 2020

Patti and Rod Lloyd - Atqasuk, AK

In this episode, we are going about as rural as rural gets in the United States. To the North Slope of Alaska. While stories of 24-hour darkness, 10 dollar gallons of milk and towns with no roads out are always popular when talking about far northern Alaska, there is so much more to these places. Patti and Rod Lloyd have been teaching in Northern Alaska for 24 years, and in this episode they discuss teacher turnover, being a white teacher in a native place, and tailoring the curriculum to the culture around you.  --- This podcast is part of the “I Am a Rural Teacher” national advocacy campaign. We’d like to thank our partners at the National Rural Education Association, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Ozarks Teacher Corps, and The University of West Alabama’s Black Belt Teacher Corps. The “I Am a Rural Teacher” campaign is made possible by a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The “I Am a Rural Teacher” Podcast is produced by Caitlin Whyte and Julia Levine, with music by Sam Douglass.
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