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Bridging the gap between educational scholarship and classroom teachers.
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G. Funmilayo speaks about Dr. Bettina Love’s new book highlighting; 1) mattering & abolitionist teaching, 2) education justice, 3) educational survival complex. Folks to Know 1. Bettina Love 2. Barbara Sizemore 3. Gloria Ladson-Billings 4. Derrick Bell What to Read 1. Anderson, C. (2016). White rage: The unspoken truth of our racial divide. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. 2. Coates, T. N. (2015). Between the world and me. Text publishing. 3. Dumas, M. J. (2016). Against the dark: Antiblackness in education policy and discourse. Theory into Practice, 55(1), 11-19. 4. Green III, P. C., Baker, B. D., Oluwole, J. O., & Mead, J. F. (2015). Are We Heading toward a Charter School Bubble: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. U. Rich. L. Rev., 50, 783. 5. Horn, J. (2016). Work hard, be hard: Journeys through" No Excuses" teaching. Rowman & Littlefield. 6. Love, B. L. (2019). We want to do more than survive: Abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom. Beacon Press. 7. Williams, P. (1987). Spirit-murdering the messenger: The discourse of fingerpointing as the law's response to racism. U. Miami L. Rev., 42, 127. Get Involved 1.Go to the school board meeting 2.Go to town hall meeting around housing injustice, immigration injustice, etc. 3. Become an abolitionist teaching
G. Funmilayo speaks with Geovonia Bailey, educator for more than 25 years, about the impact of mental illness on the Black communtiy and public schools. Folks to Know 1) Taraji P. Henson and her foundation What to Read 1) The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (Taraji P. Henson) https://borislhensonfoundation.org 2) Teen Mental Health http://teenmentalhealth.org/ 3) Mental Health First Aid https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org 4) Project 375 https://project375.org 5) Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Get Involved 1) Educate the WHOLE Child- Mind, Body, & Spirit 2) Consider conferences and training for Trauma Informed Care, Restorative Practices, Social Emotional Learning
G. Funmilayo speaks to Nikki Rose about the emotional toll of teaching. Folks to Know 1. Peter Smagorinsky & Stacia L. Long at Univesity of Georgia What to Read 1. No One Prepares You for the Emotional Toll of Teaching by Whitney Ballard https://www.boredteachers.com/inspiring/no-one-prepares-you-for-the-emotional-toll-of-teaching 2. Is Anyone Considering the Social and Emotional Needs of Teachers? by Maureen Downey https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schooled/anyone-considering-the-social-and-emotional-needs-teachers/AW8tCy3T7nlbIPmqpCVY0I/ 3. 7 Simple Ways to Sneak Mindfulness into Your Teaching Day by Elizabeth Mulvahill https://www.weareteachers.com/mindfulness-for-teachers-guide/ 4. Newell, J. M., & MacNeil, G. A. (2010). Professional burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue. Best Practices in Mental Health, 6(2), 57-68. Get Involved 1. Take care of YOUR health; Mindfulness 2. Use your EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Benefits “School life will not become any easier until people make themselves accountable for the weight that teachers carry as they try to do what they came into the profession for”~ Smagorinsky & Long
G. Funmilayo speaks to William White about the importance of social emotional learning in classroom. Folks to Know 1. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris 2. William White, SEL Specialist Instagram:@dearmrwhite4 What to read & watch 1. TED Talk – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime?language=en 2. Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., ... & Marks, J. S. (2019). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American journal of preventive medicine, 56(6), 774-786. 3. Restorative Practices https://www.iirp.edu/restorative-practices/what-is-restorative-practices 4. CASEL https://casel.org Get Involved 1. Make safe space for students to express feelings 2. Know Thyself 3. Address your own trauma
G. Funmilayo speaks about readiness for the new school year. Folks to Know 1. Know Thyself & Your Bias 2. Know Your students as Humans not test scores What to Read 1. Mindfulness in K-12 http://www.mindfuleducation.org 2. Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond 3. When They Call You A Terriorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele Get Involved: 1. Be Reflective about your practice as an educator 2. Fight for the kids Additional Note: Gleicher’s Formular for Change- Change is possible if the product is greater the resistance. DxVxF>R DISSATISFACTION with AS IS state x VISION of possible TO BE state x FIRST STEPS of THE PLAN > RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
G. Funmilayo speaks to Dr. Q and Y. Falami about An Agenda for Black Women: A Path to Empowerment and Transformational Change. Folk to Know 1) U. S. Representative Ayanna Pressley 2) Shirley Chisholm 3) Frances Cress Welsing 4) Joy DeGruy 5) Mary McLeod Bethune 6) Janet Dewart Bell What to Read 1) Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing by Dr. Joy Degruy 2) Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Dr. Janet Dewart Bell 3) The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing 4) The Birth Dearth: What Happens When People in Free Countries Don’t have Enough Babies by Ben J. Wattenberg Get Involved 1) Mobilize All Black women 2) Vote
G. Funmilayo speaks to returned guest Dr. Quentessa Hathaway about her recently published, An Agenda for Black Women: A Path to Empowerment and Transformational Change. Folks to Know 1) Septima P. Clark 2) Shirley Chisholm 3) Ida B. Wells 4) Ella Baker 5) Sojourner Truth 6) Fannie Lou Hamer 7) Barbara Sizemore 8) Mary McLeod Bethune What to Read 1) An Agenda for Black Women: A Path to Empowerment and Transformational Change by Dr. Quintessa Hathaway www.atalkwiththecommunity.com 2) Ready From Within: A First Person Narrative by Cynthia Stokes & Septima Poinsette Clark 3) To Die for the People by Huey P. Newton 4) Marshall Plan for Black America by the Congressional Black Caucus Get Involved 1) Vote 2) International Black Womens Congress 3) Congressional Black Caucus 4) Higher Heights for America
G. Funmilayo and tenured educator Iya Osundamisi Fafunke discuss article, The Promise of Black Teachers’ Success with Black Students. Folks to Know 1) Geneva Gay 2) bell hooks 3) Michele Foster 4) Paulo Freire What to Read 1) Milner IV, H. R. (2006). The Promise of Black Teachers' Success with Black Students. Educational Foundations, 20, 89-104. 2) Freire, P. (2018). Pedagogy of the oppressed. Bloomsbury publishing USA. 3) Hooks, B. (2014). Teaching to transgress. Routledge. 4) Gay, G. (2018). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice. Teachers College Press. 5) Fay, J., & Funk, D. (1995). Teaching with love and logic: Taking control of the classroom. Love and Logic Press, Inc., 2207 Jackson Street, Golden, CO 80401. 6) Cline, F., & Fay, J. (2014). Parenting with love and logic: Teaching children responsibility. Tyndale House. 7) Weiner, L., & Compton, M. (Eds.). (2008). The global assault on teaching, teachers, and their unions: Stories for resistance. Springer. Get Involved 1) Go to the School Board Meeting 2) Be a Guest on Urban Teachers Lounge
G. Funmilayo discuss the article, Waiting for Black Superman: A Look at a Problematic Assumption, with tenured educator Ahmariah (Anon the Griot) Jackson. We unpack the meaning and impact of “patrichrical gender politics” in K-12 urban schools. Folks to Know 1) Amber Pabon 2) Kofi Lomotey 3) Linda Tillman 4) Gloria Ladson-Billings 5) David Stovall What to Read 1) Pabon, A. (2016). Waiting for Black superman: A look at a problematic assumption. Urban Education, 51(8), 915-939. 2) The Miseducation of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson 3) The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois 4) Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington Get Involved 1) Go to your local school board meeting 2) Check out the teacher unions; local, state, and national #urbanteacherslounge #blackteachersspeak #citeblackteachers #anonthegriot anonthegriot.com @anonthegriot
G. Funmilayo celebrates & reflects on the 1 year anniversary of Urban Teachers Lounge and 25th episode. She also reflects on course creation, implementation, and the first semester. Folks to Know 1) Patrisse Khan-Cullors 2) Asha Bandele 3) Angela Davis What to Read 1) Restorative Practices https://www.iirp.edu/restorative-practices/defining-restorative/ 2) When They Call you A Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memior by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele Get Involved 1) 2020 Challenge: What are you reading to feed your soul as a teacher?
G. Funmilayo speaks with Geovonia Bailey, educator for more than 25 years, about the impact of mental illness on the Black communtiy and public schools. Folks to Know 1) Taraji P. Henson and her foundation What to Read 1) The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (Taraji P. Henson) https://borislhensonfoundation.org 2) Teen Mental Health http://teenmentalhealth.org/ 3) Mental Health First Aid https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org 4) Project 375 https://project375.org 5) Tears of a Tiger by Sharon Draper Get Involved 1) Educate the WHOLE Child- Mind, Body, & Spirit 2) Consider conferences and training for Trauma Informed Care, Restorative Practices, Social Emotional Learning
G. Funmilayo speaks to returning guest Felise 305 about presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ proposal to extend the school day to help working parents. Folks to Know 1) Your candidate 2) Who is impacted by laws & policies What to Read 1) Kamala Harris introduces bill to extend school day until 6pm with After school programs https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/11/07/kamala-harris-bill-may-extend-school-until-6-pm-programs/2518562001/ 2) How Senator Kamala Harris’ Bill to Extend the School Day Would Help Working Parents https://www.forbes.com/sites/elanagross/2019/11/08/how-senator-kamala-harris-bill-to-extend-the-school-day-would-help-working-parents/#2ce6d9fd3e0f 3) Schools Now Letting Students Stay Home Sick for Mental-Health Days https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/schools-now-letting-youths-stay-home-sick-for-mental-health-days/2019/10/21/15df339a-e93b-11e9-85c0-85a098e47b37_story.html Get Involved 1) VOTE 2) Complete Census 2020
G. Funmilayo Devoe speaks to veteran eduactor Elle Rochelle about Alternative Teacher Certification Program, teacher preparation, and the need for teacher mentorship. Folk to Know 1) A Mentor 2) Dr. Sonya Douglass Horsford What to Read 1) The First Days of School by Harry K. Wong 2) Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education by Carol Salva 3) Study: Alternatively certified teachers more likely to leave by Joan Brasher https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2016/09/26/study-alternatively-certified-teachers-more-likely-to-leave/ 4) Teach for America and The Retention Problem by Sierra Mannie https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2016/aug/24/teach-america-and-retention-problem/ Get involved 1) Be a teacher mentor
Folks to Know 1. Peter Smagorinsky & Stacia L. Long at Univesity of Georgia What to Read 1. No One Prepares You for the Emotional Toll of Teaching by Whitney Ballard https://www.boredteachers.com/inspiring/no-one-prepares-you-for-the-emotional-toll-of-teaching 2. Is Anyone Considering the Social and Emotional Needs of Teachers? by Maureen Downey https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schooled/anyone-considering-the-social-and-emotional-needs-teachers/AW8tCy3T7nlbIPmqpCVY0I/ 3. 7 Simple Ways to Sneak Mindfulness into Your Teaching Day by Elizabeth Mulvahill https://www.weareteachers.com/mindfulness-for-teachers-guide/ 4. Newell, J. M., & MacNeil, G. A. (2010). Professional burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue. Best Practices in Mental Health, 6(2), 57-68. Get Involved 1. Take care of YOUR health; Mindfulness 2. Use your EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Benefits “School life will not become any easier until people make themselves accountable for the weight that teachers carry as they try to do what they came into the profession for”~ Smagorinsky & Long
G. Funmilayo speaks to William White about the importance of social emotional learning in classroom. Folks to Know 1. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris 2. William White, SEL Specialist Instagram:@dearmrwhite4 What to read & watch 1. TED Talk – Dr. Nadine Burke Harris https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime?language=en 2. Felitti, V. J., Anda, R. F., Nordenberg, D., Williamson, D. F., Spitz, A. M., Edwards, V., ... & Marks, J. S. (2019). Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading causes of death in adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. American journal of preventive medicine, 56(6), 774-786. 3. Restorative Practices https://www.iirp.edu/restorative-practices/what-is-restorative-practices 4. CASEL https://casel.org Get Involved 1. Make safe space for students to express feelings 2. Know Thyself 3. Address your own trauma
G. Funmilayo speaks to Dr. Lowe about CRiT Walking societial themes,injustices, and public education using texts from the literary canon. Folks to Know Fredrick Douglass Joyce E. King Carter G Woodson What to Read 1. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Fredrick Douglass 2. Animal Farm by George Orwell 3. Beowolf 4. Hughes, R., & Giles, M. (2010). CRiT walking in higher education: Activating critical race theory in the academy. Race Ethnicity and Education, 13(1), 41-57. 5. King, J. E. (2006). " If Justice Is Our Objective": Diaspora Literacy, Heritage Knowledge, and the Praxis of Critical Studyin'for Human Freedom. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 105(2), 337-360. 6. King, J. E. (Ed.). (2006). Black education: A transformative research and action agenda for the new century. Routledge. Get Involved 1. Reflect on your classroom and school-wide practices 2. Go to the School Board Meeting 3. Collaborate with all stakeholders in educational justice
G. Funmilayo speaks about readiness for the new school year. Folks to Know 1. Know Thyself & Your Bias 2. Know Your students as Humans not test scores What to Read 1. Mindfulness in K-12 http://www.mindfuleducation.org 2. Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students by Zaretta L. Hammond 3. When They Call You A Terriorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele Get Involved: 1. Be Reflective about your practice as an educator 2. Fight for the kids Additional Note: Gleicher’s Formular for Change- Change is possible if the product is greater the resistance. DxVxF>R DISSATISFACTION with AS IS state x VISION of possible TO BE state x FIRST STEPS of THE PLAN > RESISTANCE TO CHANGE
G. Funmilayo speaks about Dr. Bettina Love’s new book highlighting; 1) mattering & abolitionist teaching, 2) education justice, 3) educational survival complex. Folks to Know 1. Bettina Love 2. Barbara Sizemore 3. Gloria Ladson-Billings 4. Derrick Bell What to Read 1. Anderson, C. (2016). White rage: The unspoken truth of our racial divide. Bloomsbury Publishing USA. 2. Coates, T. N. (2015). Between the world and me. Text publishing. 3. Dumas, M. J. (2016). Against the dark: Antiblackness in education policy and discourse. Theory into Practice, 55(1), 11-19. 4. Green III, P. C., Baker, B. D., Oluwole, J. O., & Mead, J. F. (2015). Are We Heading toward a Charter School Bubble: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. U. Rich. L. Rev., 50, 783. 5. Horn, J. (2016). Work hard, be hard: Journeys through" No Excuses" teaching. Rowman & Littlefield. 6. Love, B. L. (2019). We want to do more than survive: Abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom. Beacon Press. 7. Williams, P. (1987). Spirit-murdering the messenger: The discourse of fingerpointing as the law's response to racism. U. Miami L. Rev., 42, 127. Get Involved 1.Go to the school board meeting 2.Go to town hall meeting around housing injustice, immigration injustice, etc. 3. Become an abolitionist teaching
G. Funmilyo speaks with educator-scholar Dr. Chainey K. Cherry about her new book Education on the Real. Folks to Know 1. Dr. David Stovall 2. Anon the Griot 3. Ashley D. Thomas What to Read 1. Education on the Real, by Dr. Chainey K. Cherry 2. Dr. Cherry’s Dissertation: Teacher’s Perceptions of Fine Arts Education and How it Enhances Academic Achievement Get Involved 1. Take Care of Yourself 2. Book signing/reading event on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at East Point Public Library @ 2:30pm. Check FB for details. #urbanteacherslounge #blackteachersspeak #educationOTR IM @education.otr FB Education on the Real
G. Funmilayo speaks to teacher & fiction writer Nicolette Rose about self care for educators. Folks to Know 1. A Therapist (It’s Ok Really) 2. Know Thyself Books to Read 1. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be, By Rachel Hollis 2. Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth, By Derrick Bell Get Involved 1.Take Care of Yourself #urbanteacherslouge #blackteachersspeak #nikkirose IM @nikkirose4u
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