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What does it mean to be educated for today's modern learner? With the rise in technology, is education a dying field? Are teachers necessary?Join middle school teachers Alyssa and Andre as they explore the ins and outs of today's education system through the lens of equity and social justice. Each episode will explore relevant topics in education from the perspective of two black teachers in an urban school setting.
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Alyssa and Andre have been given a boost of energy and are amped as they await the 2021 school year. Find out why on this episode of Teachers Like Us. 
On this episode of T.L.U Alyssa and Andre share their thoughts on what the report card means in a pandemic; it means nothing (*Spoiler*). They also discuss their COVID-19 vaccine experiences.
Accountability

Accountability

2021-04-2237:45

On this episode of T.L.U Alyssa and Andre confront the mental health challenges that come as teachers enter the final weeks of the school year. They also provide  a teacher's perspective on the Derek Chauvin verdict. It's real teachers, real talk! 
BIG VACC's ENERGY

BIG VACC's ENERGY

2021-04-1551:23

Alyssa and Andre have reunited! On this episode the duo discusses mix messaging from the government about the safety of schools in Ontario, along with providing their perspective on the news that teachers are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination.
Andre continues to hold down the fort with another update on how this PANthagorean theorem is effecting the lives of teachers, students, parents and big production live events. 
Now 1 year since the podcast's first hiatus, Andre explains why the podcast has been on break AGAIN + A special guest gives the real insight into how Covid precautions are impacting the school environment.
Alyssa and Andre highlight the final workshops in the "Looking Back to Move Forward"  BHM Series put on by the Peel District School Board featuring Ginella Massa, Jully Black and Kayla Grey.
Alyssa and Andre discuss a sentiment expressed by online teachers across the world during this quarantine teaching experience; Why am I teaching when all the things I love about being a teacher are no longer happening?
Culture is Excellence

Culture is Excellence

2021-02-1135:50

Coming off of the hype of another amazing workshop from the "Looking Back to Move Forward" series put on by the Peel District School Board, Alyssa and Andre discuss the importance of displaying excellence in the aspects of  culture that some may tokenize.
Alyssa and Andre share the struggle of having "heavy" conversations around anti-black racism with family members and highlight the "Looking Back to Move Forward" Series being put on by the Peel District School Board.
Alyssa and Andre discuss the struggle of teaching the importance of Canadian Black History when American Black History seems to be the only history recognized during Black History Month.
We're Back...Online?

We're Back...Online?

2021-01-2153:23

After a long hiatus Alyssa and Andre are back with a new season of TLU. Where have they been? Who's pregnant? How is this pandemic effecting teaching? All these questions and more get answered on the first episode of 2021. Tune in!
With schools in Ontario reopening, Alyssa and Andre wrap up season 2 of the Teachers Like Us Podcast. A season completely done while social distancing.
Say My Name

Say My Name

2020-08-1957:20

Alyssa and Andre rehash the argument about French being taught in school and discuss how all teachers have a cultural responsibility to learn how to say the names of their students even if their "[their] tongue only speaks colonizer".
TeacherGram

TeacherGram

2020-08-1354:05

Alyssa and Andre share tips on how to start a #teachergram account. 
So We're Going Back

So We're Going Back

2020-08-0645:11

Alyssa and Andre breakdown the Ontario Government's official "plans" for schools to reopen in September. 
Quarantine Homework

Quarantine Homework

2020-07-2936:12

Why would homework be apart of anyone's conditions for parole? Alyssa and Andre share their views on homework and it's importance in education.
Alyssa and Andre unpack the Ontario government's "plan" to reopen schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Alyssa and Andre break down Cancel Culture and how empty apologies do not change the negative impact that certain celebrities and companies have had on the Black Community with their careless actions.
In this episode, Alyssa and Andre answer questions from their listeners on the Anti-Black Racism review for the Peel District School Board.
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