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Teaching While White Podcast

Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters. TWW seeks to move the conversation forward on how to be consciously, intentionally, anti-racist in the classroom. Because "white" does not mean a blank slate. It is a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged; it is what passes for normal. This means if you are not white or don’t adhere to those assumptions, you are abnormal or less than. TWW wants to have conversations about those assumptions: what they are, how they impact our students, and how we can confront our assumptions to promote racial literacy.

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Episode 24: As a Matter of Track

Episode Resources:Prudence Carter and Kevin Welner, Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even ChanceCarol Burris and Delia Garrity, Detracking for Excellence and Equity Jeannie Oaks, Keeping Track American Progress report, ​​Closing Advanced Coursework Equity Gaps for All StudentsLearning for Justice,  “How one school stopped tracking students” Parent organizations:Integrated Schools

2 Sep 2022

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Episode 23: Parenting While White (Part 2): The Collective Impact of White Parents on Schools

Jenna spoke with Ellen Guettler about her decision to move her children out of a predominantly white school in Minneapolis.

17 May 2022

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Episide 22: Talking to Young, White Children About Race, with City Love

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25 Apr 2022

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Episode 21: Parenting While White (Part 1) -- Talking to White Kids About Race

There are plenty of great resources out there. Gere are some to get started.Social Justice KidsRaising Race Conscious ChildrenBeyond the Golden RuleHere is the music from City Love that we featured at the end!

26 Feb 2022

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Episode 20: Engaging Resistance, CRT, and What’s Best for Kids, Part 2

To learn more about Kimberland Jackson and her work: www.kimberlandjackson.com IG: www.instagram.com/kimberlandjwww.mindingmyblackassbusiness.comIG: www.instagram.com/mindingmyblackassbusinesswww.TheWholeChild.tv

7 Dec 2021

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Episode 19: Engaging Resistance, CRT, & What’s Best for Kids, Part 1

In this episode, Jenna sat down with Nicole Post, an elementary school teacher from St. Louis. Nicole describes how she met with and challenged the resistance she faced from parents when teaching about race and racism in her classroom.

23 Oct 2021

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Episode 18: Brand New Pandemic, Same Old White Supremacy

Elizabeth sat down with Thu Anh Nguyen to discuss how the pandemic has highlighted white supremacy in schools. Thu Anh Nguyen (she/her) is an educator and writer whose work centers around equity and justice. Thu Anh has led workshops and writes essays about cultural competence and literacy. She is also a poet. Her writing has been published in Literacy Today, Southern Humanities Review, Cider Press Review, and Crab Orchard Review. Make sure to read Thu’s blog as well. Thu can be reached through her website, www.thuanhnguyen.com .

18 Sep 2021

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Episode 17: Elena Aguilar on Coaching for Equity

In this episode, Elizabeth sits down with author and coach Elena Aguilar to talk about how race shows up in teacher coaching relationships.

27 Apr 2021

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Episode 16: Racial Identity for White People with Dr. Janet Helms

Dr. Janet Helms explains why she created a model that outlines how White people come to understand their racial identity.

3 Mar 2021

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Episode 15: Mockingbird in the Classroom: The Student Experience

As a follow-up from To Teach or To Kill a Mockingbird, in this episode we hear from a group of multiracial students about their experiences reading this iconic novel in school.

8 Feb 2021

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