Families & Communities
Season 2, Bonus Episode 2: Not Just Another Building
During an educators' meeting in Memphis, KeAsia Norman, a BIPOC educator and aspiring school leader said, “If a school isn’t actively engaged in the community, it’s just another building.” In this special episode, recorded live at SXSW EDU, host Jonathan Santos Silva is joined by a panel of innovative BIPOC educators and Teach For America alumni passionate about radically re-imagining the role of school within communities. Through their unique insights, we learn how to transform school buildings into vital community spaces that better reflect their students’ and staff’s needs.
Season 2, Episode 3: A Black Man’s Classroom
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Brothers Liberating Our Communities (BLOC) in Kansas City, MO about making teaching a sustainable career for Black men.
Season 2, Episode 2: Homegrown Leaders
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from Nashville Teacher Residency (NTR) in Nashville, TN to explore how the next generation of teachers may already be working within our schools.
The Impact of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Teaching AAPI Narratives
A father, educator, and Teach For America Alumnus, Tony DelaRosa, explains how the Asian American model minority myth serves as a tool for anti-Blackness and perpetuates stereotypes. Tony makes recommendations for an intersectional perspective, coalition-building, and culturally responsive teaching.
19 Resources and Ideas to Celebrate the MLK Day of Service
Here are some ways you can serve–virtually or in person–on MLK Day.
The Latest NAEP Data Is Devastating: What Do We Do Now?
The Nation’s Report Card shows troubling trends in student proficiency in the wake of the pandemic. Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard shares three big lessons to serve as a springboard for reimagining education in this moment.
In This Vision of Education, Students Are Empowered to Love Learning and Themselves
Ebony Payne Brown is working to open a charter school in Atlanta with rigorous academics, where students feel loved and their identities are celebrated.
Episode 6: Rooted in Relationship
Staff and students at Todd County Middle School in Mission, South Dakota discuss how they are building healthy student-staff relationships that center Lakota culture and values.
Episode 5: Better Together
Staff and students from West High School in Denver, CO, talk about how they mobilized and partnered with their school district to successfully reunite and rebuild their high school years after it was split in two.